September’s book is Dysfunctional Males by Argentinian author Fernando Sdrigotti who answered questions from readers and from an invited audience in London’s Calder Bookshop and Theatre.
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…