Conversation with Spanish writer Jordi/Jorge Carrión

Date

Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Schedule

Different times

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures’ Carter Fund invites you to a conversation with Spanish writer, Jordi/Jorge Carrión (Tarragona 1976- ), Tuesday, September 11, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. in MM 108.

He will also present his new book Barcelona at Books and Books in Coral Gables on September 11th at 6;30 p.m.

He will be talking informally with the audience in Spanish about Las huellas, his tetralogy of allegorical novels on contemporary Spain, which includes Los muertos (2010; a science fiction and metafictional novel); Los huérfanos (2014; a post-apocalyptic allegory); Los turistas (2015; a critique of the way we travel and consume the world nowadays); and Los difuntos (2016; a steampunk graphic novel that meditates on immigration and the USA), illustrated by Celsius Pictor. His works have been translated to ten languages.

Biography: Jorge/Jordi Carrión (Tarragona, 1976- ) holds a Ph.D. in Humanities from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, where he teaches contemporary literature, creative writing and cultural journalism. From 2000 to 2005 he was a member of the editorial board of the now defunct magazine Lateral, and from 2006 to 2009 he co-directed the literary journal Quimera.

He has been a contributor to the “Cultura/s” cultural supplement of the newspaper La Vanguardia and the magazine Letras Libres for over ten years. As an essayist, he has published several books: Viaje contra Espacio. Juan Goytisolo y W.G. Sebald (Iberoamericana, 2009), Teleshakespeare (Errata Naturae, 2011), Librerías (Finalist in the 2013 Anagrama Essay Prize) and Barcelona. Libro de los pasajes (Galaxia Gutenberg 2017) He has edited the compilations El lugar de Piglia. Crítica sin ficción (Candaya, 2008), Madrid / Barcelona. Literatura y ciudad (Iberoamericana, 2009) and Riplay (with Reinaldo Laddaga, Adriana Hidalgo, 2014), and written several travel books including Australia (Berenice, 2008) and Crónica de viaje (Aristas Martínez, 2014), a hybrid, experimental chronicle and fictional book, as well as the novel tetralogy Los muertos, Los huérfanos, Los turistas and Los difuntos (Galaxia Gutenberg 2014-2016). https://jorgecarrion.me/about/

Photograph credit: Jorge Quiñoa (https://www.jotdown.es/2017/03/jorge-carrion-no-puede-haber-observacion-la-realidad-no-sea-subjetiva/)

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