Didier Andrés Castro nació el 7 de noviembre de 1986 en Bogotá, Colombia. Vive en la ciudad de Cali hace aproximadamente 15 años. Es estudiante de literatura en la Universidad del Valle. Escribe en el blog La Polifonía de la Nada. También pueden leerlo en Efecto 2000.
Kevin Castro (Lima, 1993). Escribió Los tiempos jurásicos (C.A.C.A. Editores, 2013). Es editor de la revista Mutantres y C.A.C.A. Editores. Escribe tres libros que son un mismo libro (estos textos forman parte de uno de ellos). Quería que Argentina ganará el mundial.
It’s a bad idea to become close to a writer because it hurts to know the truth about yourself. Your heart will be pierced. It becomes suffocating. At the age of eight, in the summer-time, I would swim at a swimming pool with the day-camp group my grandma paid for me to be a part of. Paid for me to get out of the house, interact with others my own age, gain useful life-lessons from the high school-aged counselors managing the camp. In the pool, the older boys would often swim up behind me, putting one hand on my head and the other around my shoulders, and dunk me. Every time felt like death. So sudden. I’d be gasping for air for a full minute after. The way other people speak about you when they don’t realize you are listening. The way other people see you. The words feel suffocating.
Found this story in my dropbox the other day and finished it. It was supposed to be the middle chapter of a novel but I was never able to get to that point and just forgot I had written this. The novel is now abandoned. The themes were too big for my skills as a writer. I might salvage some more stories from the manuscript soon. So here is one. Another one will be in glitterMOB around September.
My friend Andrew Worthington mailed me an advanced review copy of his first novel ‘Walls’ on May 11th, 2014, along with a $5 check to pay me back for a gin and tonic I bought him when I was visiting New York the previous month. He asked me for a blurb to put on the back of the book. I obliged after reading the novel and enjoying it, but then I realized that writing blurbs is a terrifying nightmare and I suddenly felt completely incapable of writing one. Anyways, here are the blurbs I ended up writing:
If you feel positively about even one of these things: sex, drugs, happiness, the laughter of small children, bacon, cashmere, any disney movie, efforts to reverse global warming, adorable animals, then you will LOVE Walls by Andrew Worthington.
I once heard a story about Andrew Worthington secretly putting orange juice in guacamole because he thought it would taste good, but then the guacamole just tasted like orange juice and it was bad. He didn’t do anything like that with this book.
One time I bought Andrew Worthington a drink, then I moved across the country and he mailed me a $5 check to cover the cost of the drink, which was $8.
One time Andrew Worthington brought blood sausage to a rooftop barbecue and I ate it because I felt bad that nobody else was eating it.
Andrew Worthington looks a lot like Dermot Mulroney, who is an actor that I didn’t know about at all until someone told me Andrew Worthington looks like him.
An engrossing book and one that is often difficult to swallow, emotionally. Ultimately redemptive, uplifting, great characterization. Well done. -An Amazon customer review for Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Ultimately, none of my blurbs were used to promote Andrew’s book. Which I think was a really smart decision on behalf of Andrew and/or his publisher.
After all my blurbs were rejected, I offered to interview Andrew instead. It took us ~1.5 months and 52 emails before we finally sat down and had a Gchat conversation. Which, by the way, has nothing to do with Andrew, who is very reliable. It is entirely due to me constantly forgetting to respond to his emails for multiple weeks.
The following is my conversation with Andrew Worthington, author of Walls, which is available now via Civil Coping Mechanisms.
laughing at this insane fucking intro by mira
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Alexandra Espinosa nacio en enero 27 de 95 en la ciudad de Bogotá, Colombia. Es finalista del concurso de cuento de la Fundación La Cueva. Desde 2011 escribe en efervesciendoymesiendo.blogspot.com. Es estudiante de filosofía
Ahora en realidad soy muy feliz
Y mi pequeño…
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