Charles Bowden with Avi Lewis
Wednesday 15 December 7 pm
Charles Bowden is a nonfiction author, journalist, and essayist who has written more than a dozen books, including A Shadow in the City: Confessions of an Undercover Drug Warrior; Down By the River: Drugs, Money, Murder and Family; Juárez: The Laboratory of our Future; and Blood Orchid:
An Unnatural History of America. His most recent book is Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields. In this book, he presents a devastating chronicle of a city in collapse where not just the police and drug cartel members die, but where violence infects every level of society. Luís Alberto Urrea, author of The Devil’s Highway, says “…in Murder City Bowden plunges in head-first, without a parachute. There are moments when the book threatens to burst into flames and burn your hands.” Bowden is a contributing editor for GQ and
Mother Jones, and also writes for Harper’s, The New York Times Book Review, and Aperture. Recipient of a 1996 Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction, he lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico.