Fernando Sdrigotti is from Argentina and has been living in London since the early noughties. Fernando is editor of the online magazine Minor Literature[s]. Dysfunctional Males is his third published book but the first one he wrote directly in English. In this interview he talks about switching languages, exploring London as a writer, what is expected of Latin American writers and how he is crossing that barrier by not falling to those expectations.
About Dysfunctional Males:
Dysfunctional Males is a book of five short stories, all set in London, with a strong urban element, that deal with masculinity, loneliness, friendship, alienation, addictions; through the misadventures of its characters.
Gabriel Moreno & The Quivering Poets is a folk group lead by poet & singer-songwriter Gabriel Moreno. They are launching their new album Farewell Belief in October. In this episode there is a song from this album called Joselin, and two songs from Gabriel Moreno’s previews album Love and Decadence: No one can reach us here and We are what we are.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Legibility Essay by Fernando Sdrigotti
- Film: Tangos, The Exile of Gardel by Fernando Solanas
- Book: Adan Buenosayres by Leopoldo Marechal
- Beatriz Sarlo
- Julio Cortazar
We interviewed Fernando Sdrigotti on Saturday 23 September at Calder Bookshop & theatre.
Poet & singer-songwriter Gabriel Moreno was featured on episode #4…