Photo: Tim Goalen
Poet and theatre maker Michelle Madsen. Listen and discover what we were NOT wearing! While Michelle shares some of her poems and life stories. Listen! & enjoy!
Charco Press is a new indie publisher based in Edinburgh dedicated to translating and publishing award-winning Latin American contemporary writers.
Sound engineer: Oscar Perez
On the first half of this episode we interviewed the Chilean author Gonzalo C. Garcia about his debut novel, shortlisted for the Edinburgh First Book Award, We are the end.
We Are The End, is a book heavily influenced by Gonzalo C. Garcia’s marked interest in Santiago de Chile, the relationship between video games, digital culture and everyday constructions of narrative.
In the interview, Gonzalo C. Garcia talks about how music triggered his interest in writing, the music scene in Santiago de Chile, the process of writing his first novel, being a lecturer in creative writing; while sharing some tunes from his We-are-the-end-playlist.
Gonzalo C. Garcia currently teaches creative writing at the University of Warwick. We Are the End is his debut novel.
On the second half of the episode and celebrating the 100 birthday of the poet and singer-songwriter Violeta Parra, we invited the academic, poet and author Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes to talk about the remarkable woman that Violeta Parra was.
Mentioned in this episode:
Indy publisher: Galley Beggar Press
Music band: Miss Garrison
Author: Sherman Alexie
Chilean composer, songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and visual artist Violeta Parra
Academic, writer, poet and publisher Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes was featured on episode 9!
Songs of Violeta Parra shared in this episode:
Gracias a la vida
Volver a los 17
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…