The Aura Estrada Prize
Backed by a cadre of writers, Francisco Goldman honors his late wife with a literary prize.
In her honor, Goldman and an impressive array of friends have established the Aura Estrada Prize. All manner of literary knickknacks and tchockes are being auctioned, including books by famous writers, dinner dates with famous writers, signed rare collectors' editions, and manuscript pages. The first fundraiser will be in Manhattan on Sept. 18 with Salman Rushdie, Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, Peter Carey, Frances Coady, Junot Díaz, Colum McCann, and others. On Nov. 6 and 7, Auster and Hustvedt will host a reading and benefit in Oaxaca, Mexico; a third benefit is scheduled in Mexico City on Nov. 25. The prize announcement will be made at the Guadalajara International Book Fair, which begins the following week and featuring Gabriel García Márquez.