Jorge Carrión

This versatile writer, cultural critic, and director of the Master in Literary Creation at the Pompeu Fabra University, is one of the most prominent writers of the Ibero-American generation born in the seventies.

Jorge Carrión (Tarragona, 1976) holds a PhD in Humanities from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, where he codirects the Master in Literary Creation UPF-BSM. From 2000 to 2005 he was a member of the editorial board of the now defunct magazine Lateral, and from 2006 to 2009 he co-directed the literary journal Quimera. He has been a contributor to the “Cultura/s” cultural supplement of the newspaper La Vanguardia for over fifteen years and writes regularly in other media, among them The New York Times.

He has published non-fiction books such as Viaje contra Espacio. Juan Goytisolo y W.G. Sebald (Iberoamericana, 2009), Teleshakespeare (Errata Naturae, 2011), Librerías (Finalist in the 2013 Anagrama Essay Prize), Barcelona. Libro de los pasajes (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2017), and Contra Amazon (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2019). Prominent among his experimental projects is Crónica de viaje (Aristas Martínez, 2014). He is the author of the trilogy Los muertos, Los huérfanos and Los turistas (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2014-2015). He writes comic scripts and has curatored several exhibitions (The Sebald Variations, CCCB, 2015; Todas las bibliotecas del mañana, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, 2019). He has been translated into fifteen languages and has advised the Kosmopolis literary festival since 2009.

Technology

Offline

Anna Pacheco | Efraín Foglia | Felipe G. Gil | Irene Solà | Jorge Carrión | Libby Heaney | Liliana Arroyo | Maria Cabrera | Estampa

We asked different authors to take a free, textual, no-links approach to the idea of disconnection and technology addiction.

Culture

Seoul’s Experimental Libraries

Jorge Carrión

If all the information we need is already available on the internet, what can libraries offer? Four libraries in Seoul use books to generate physical experiences that dispense with screens.

Storytelling

Walking: A Thought Laboratory

Jorge Carrión

We’ve known it for centuries, but now it has been demonstrated by science and so seems to be even more certain than before. Walking stimulates creativity and thinking.

Storytelling

The Emergence of the Voice

Jorge Carrión

In a world of communications where writing and audiovisual formats prevail, the voice and sound are making their way into the foreground.

Technology

The Thing

Jorge Carrión

A short story about how we unwittingly found ourselves surrounded by sensors in an always-connected world.

Storytelling

Drawn Nonfiction: an Overview

Jorge Carrión

Reflection is a linguistic and an imagined process, we talk about illustrated essays, cartoon journalism, visual journalism, sketching, and visual thinking