Book presentation: Inside the Collapse of Venezuela: Things Are Never So Bad That They Can't Get Worse
Event Start Date: April 13, 2022 3:30 PM
Event End Date: April 13, 2022 5:00 PM
Inside the Collapse of Venezuela: Things Are Never So Bad That They Can't Get Worse
book presentation by William Neuman
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | 3:30 pm
Smathers Library rm 100
About the book
THINGS ARE NEVER SO BAD THAT THEY CAN’T GET WORSE: Inside the Collapse of Venezuela (St. Martin’s Press; On Sale: March 15, 2022) is a fluid combination of journalism, memoir, and history that chronicles Venezuela’s tragic journey from petro-riches to poverty. Author William Neuman witnessed it all firsthand while living in Caracas and serving as the New York Times Andes Region Bureau Chief. THINGS ARE NEVER SO BAD THAT THEY CAN’T GET WORSE paints a clear-eyed, riveting, and highly personal portrait of the crisis unfolding in real time, with all of its tropical surrealism, extremes of wealth and suffering, and gripping drama. It is also a heartfelt reflection of the country’s great beauty and vibrancy—and the energy, passion, and humor of its people, even under the most challenging circumstances.
About the author
WILLIAM NEUMAN is an author and journalist who reported for the New York Times for over 15 years. He served as the Times Andes Region Bureau Chief from 2012 to 2016 while based in Caracas, Venezuela. He previously reported for the New York Post. His work has also been featured in Details, The Independent, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, among others. He began his journalism career while living in Mexico, and has published English translations of several Spanish-language novels.