When: Sun., April 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 2017
Eduardo Rabasa studied political science at Mexico’s National University (UNAM), where he graduated with a thesis on the concept of power in the work of George Orwell. In 2002 he co-founded Sexto Piso, recognized as one of Mexico’s leading independent publishers, where he currently serves as editorial director. In 2015, he was selected among the 20 best Mexican authors under the age of 40 as part of the Hay Festival’s México20 project. A Zero-Sum Game is his debut novel, published in its English translation by Deep Vellum. About A Zero Sum Game: A hilarious satire and universal exploration of the origins of power and corruption. A Zero-Sum Game uses the highly-charged election for the presidency of a residents' committee and the influence of a powerful stranger to both expose those in power and to sympathize with individuals who find themselves caught in the paradox of empowerment and impotence that is modern consumer society and the democratic state.