Enough rot, howled Anatoly Diatlov. The alarm went off at 1:29 a.m. Moving at 300,000 kilometers a second, the photons passed through the screen—rendered brick-colored by the dust—pierced the air saturated with smoke from Turkish cigarettes, and, following a straight line through the control room, smashed into his pupils just before the blare of a […]
JORGE VOLPI was born in the tumultuous year of 1968, in Mexico City. He studied law and literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and received a PhD in Spanish philology from The University of Salamanca in Spain. He has won many awards both in his native Mexico and in Europe. To date, two of his novels have been translated into English—In Search of Klingsor, which was an international bestseller, and Season of Ash, which appeared in 2009 to much acclaim. Volpi is equally well regarded as a nonfiction writer. He has written an as yet untranslated book on the events surrounding the Mexico City Olympics in 1968 and many widely read essays, which have appeared in both Spanish and English. His scholarly and legal background inform these essays as much as his fiction, lending his work a political and intellectual weight few authors can manage. What’s more, he achieves this gravity without overtaking the dramatic joys of a good narrative. To read more, check out Season of Ash at Amazon.
The following interview took place in Spanish via email between April and June 2010. English translation: Jorge Luis Volpi Escalante was born in the tumultuous year of 1968, in Mexico City. He studied law and literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and received a PhD in Spanish philology from The University of Salamanca […]
Issue 4 Summer 2011 ADETOKUNBO ABIOLA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. He has published Labulabu Mask, a novel (Macmillan Nigeria). He has also published in print and online magazines such as Rake Journal, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, Flask Review, Zapata!, Liberation Lit, Sage of Consciousness Review, Africa Writer.Com, Big Pulp, the One World Global Anthology, The November 3rd Club, Mobius-Journal for Social Change, Dog Eat Crow […]
F E A T U R E S Aleksandra Bogdanova в е з д е photographs David Kirby & Barbara Hamby SOUL MAN: LIFE IN RUSSIA, THEN AND NOW essay and photographs Jorge Volpi & Okla Elliott WAYS OF EXPLORING THE WORLD an interview with Jorge Volpi (English and Spanish version) Jorge Volpi SEASON OF […]