Interview with Jorge Volpi


An interview conducted in conjunction with a talk by Jorge Volpi. In Spanish language.

Jorge Volpi (Mexico, 1968) is a recognized public intellectual and one of the most distinguished Latin American writers of his generation. He has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship and the Biblioteca Breve Prize for the international best-seller In Search of Klingsor (Seix Barral, 1999). He studied law and literature at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and received a Ph.D. in Spanish philology from the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. Along with Ignacio Padilla, Eloy Urroz, and Pedro Ángel Palou, he wrote the “Crack” manifesto (1996), a text that anticipated a new wave of post-magical realist writing in Latin America. Among his essays, La Guerra y Las Palabras (2004) analyzes the rapatista uprising in Chiapas. He currently directs the Mexican cultural TV station Channel 22.

Jorge Volpi
Fri, 06/05/2009

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