Nuevas Referencias Interviews Sergi Bellver

Boy this came out a long time ago and I’ve wanted to do a post on it ever since. Nuevas Referencias is a blog that does interviews with Spanish language authors and posts the results both in Spanish and English. In September they interviewed Sergi Bellver. Bellver has some interesting things to say on short stories and I’ve enjoyed some of his articles. I also appreciate his take bloging, too. I would definitely check the blog out if you are interested in Spanish language lit as they have some good interviews.

Háblame un poco de los últimos libros que has publicado.
Llevo poco tiempo en este oficio y todavía no tengo libro publicado en solitario. Empecé a escribir narrativa, quiero decir, a escribir con verdadera conciencia de lo que significa la creación literaria, ya algo mayor, con 35 años. Desde 2010 he publicado relatos en varias antologías (la última, un homenaje colectivo a Stephen King), en España y otros países, junto a algunos de los autores hispanoamericanos actuales que más me gustan. También me he hecho un pequeño hueco con la crítica literaria en varios medios, pero todavía me queda un mundo por aprender, cosa que además no suelo hacer por el cauce habitual, lo que provoca lagunas pero me da también una perspectiva diferente. Soy un corredor de larga distancia, sin prisas, al que le importa más el camino que la meta, y por fin, después de mucho trabajo, versiones fallidas y algún que otro accidente, este otoño ya estará lista mi primera novela.

Tell me about the latest books you have published.
I haven’t been in this line of work very long and I haven’t yet published a book as a solo writer. I began to write fiction, that is writing while fully conscious of the meaning of literary creation process, when I was already 35 years-old. Since 2010 I have published short stories in various anthologies in Spain, and other countries, along with some of the current Spanish-speaking authors I like the most (the latest one is a collective tribute to Stephen King). I have also made a place for myself in the field of literary criticism in various media, but I still have a lot to learn, and learning is something I do differently, which causes gaps but also gives me a different perspective. I’m a long distance runner, unhurried, more concerned with the path than the finishing line, and finally, after a lot of work, fail attempts, and some accidents, this fall my first novel will be ready.

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