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.


A History of Novelty

Jorge Carrión

Review of the idea of what we mean by Novelty from the origins of the Western philosophical tradition, through variations and contributions of the concept until what Novelty is today.


History and its screens

Jorge Carrión

Infinitely fragmented into often contradictory figurations, History waits for each person to reconstruct their archipelago. And to interpret it once more.