Vikram Chandra and Mayra Montero

Inprint looks well beyond the Bayou City today as it welcomes Vikram Chandra and Mayra Montero to read as part of the Brown Reading Series. The Indian-born Chandra is actually no stranger to the area — he studied in the University of Houston’s creative writing program. In his widely acclaimed novels Sacred Games and Red Earth and Pouring Rain, as well as his story collection Love and Longing in Bombay, he’s explored times both modern and centuries old, weaving together the stuff of thrillers, romances, and everything in between.

Cuban-born, Puerto Rico-dwelling writer Mayra Montero, author of nine novels and a short story collection, is also a journalist, which comes through in her fictional endeavors — richly told tales that blend fact and fiction with an unblinking eye to the past. Her most recent work to be translated into English is Dancing to Almendra, released just last month. The story of a journalist who discovers the odd connection between a dead hippo in a Havana zoo and a dead Mafioso in New York, Dancing is equal parts mystery, family drama, romance and historic political novel. 7:30 p.m. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas. For information, call 713-521-2026 or visit $5.
Mon., Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m., 2008

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