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Great Plains Writers Tour Presents Charles Bowden and Molly Molloy

Published Date3\19\2014
Mount Marty College will soon host the next Great Plains Writers' Tour. On Tuesday, March 25th at 7:00 pm in Marian Auditorium a presentation by award-winning investigative journalist and author, Charles Bowden, and research librarian and Latin American border specialist, Molly Molloy, editors of El Sicario Room 164.

Charles Bowden has been writing about the Mexican border city of Juarez, notorious for its violence, for over 15 years. He is the critically acclaimed author of a dozen books including: Murder City, Down by the River, A Shadow in the City, Blood Orchid, and Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing. Bowden received a United States Artists Fellowship Grant for Artistic Excellence in 2010. He was awarded the Southwest Book Award in 2006 and 2010 and the Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Sidney Hillman Journalism Award in 1996. A contributing writer for Mother Jones, his work frequently appears in Harper's magazine, GQ, The New York Times Book Review, Aperture, and Paddlefish. El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin, which Bowden co-edited with Molly Molloy, was published in 2011 from Nation Books. Bowden lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Molly Molloy is a research librarian and border and Latin American specialist at the New Mexico State University Library in Las Cruces, NM. She is the creator and editor of the Frontera List, a forum for news and discussion of border issues. Since 2008 she has provided detailed documentation of homicides in Mexico, with an emphasis on Ciudad Juarez. More than 11,000 people have been murdered in Juarez since 2008, making that border city the epicenter of the recent hyperviolence in Mexico. Molloy translated and co-edited El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin (Nation Books, 2011) and has written for The Nation, Phoenix New Times, Narco News Bulletin, and other publications. Molloy is often called upon to consult with academic researchers, attorneys and journalists about the violence in Mexico.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Director of the Great Plains Writers' Tour, Jim Reese, at 605-668-1362 or james.reese@mtmc.edu.