David Lida "Mexico Noir"
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (BRBL)
121 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
Journalist David Lida has made Mexico City his home since 1990, and is the author of books 'First Stop in the New World: Mexico City,' 'Capital of the 21st Century,' 'Travel Advisory', and 'Las llaves de la ciudad.'
In 2006, Lida began conducting investigations for defense lawyers whose Mexican clients are facing the death penalty in the U.S. Lida retraces their lives, looking for mitigating circumstances in the hopes of convincing the prosecution to take death off the table. This work has taken him to the most downtrodden places in Mexico—from starving agricultural villages to cities plagued by the drug war.
Lida will talk about his progress as a writer and his legal work, and will read from a forthcoming novel inspired by seeking justice down Mexico’s darkest roads.
Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Open To: General Public
The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.
Temporary Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.