Agustín Fernández Mallo: Physics and Writing

Conversation: How does science and writing interplay in Agustín Fernández Mallo's authorship?

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The Physicist and author Agustín Fernández Mallo has had a crucial influence on contemporary Spanish literature. His acclaimed novel trilogy has given name to an entire generation of writers, the Nocilla generation. Agustín Fernández Mallo in a talk with Lina Wolff about the interplay between physics and authorship.

Fernández Mallo's texts often move between reality and delirium, mixed with reflections and quotes from both science, journalism and popular culture. The characters in Nocilla Dream, the first part of the Nocilla triology, are hermits and odd solitaires linked together in spontaneous associations of people. If time has traditionally been the order principle in writing, Fernández Mallo prefers the room as the background for the human experience.

Lina Wolff is a writer, translator and literary critic. Her latest novel is Carnality, for which she was awarded the Aftonbladet Literature Prize and nominated to the Swedish Radio's novel prize. Her next novel, Djävulsgreppet will be published in the autumn of 2022. She has lived in Italy and Spain and translated works by Roberto Bolaño, Samanta Schweblin, César Aira and Gabriel García Márquez.

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Agustín Fernández Mallo, Författare; Lina Wolff, Författare

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