The Writer’s Block: Horacio Castellanos Moya

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In this edition of the Writer’s Block, City of Asylum’s former writer-in-residence Horacio Castellanos Moya talks about writing his latest novel, The Dream of My Return. Horacio read at City of Asylum on April 28, 2015.

Horacio Castellanos Moya is a writer and journalist from El Salvador. From 2004-2006 he was the writer-in-residence for the Frankfurt International Book Fair, and from 2006-2009 he was the resident writer at City of Asylum. In 2014, Horacio’s work was honored with the Manuel Rojas Iberoamerican Prize for Fiction, one of the top literary prizes in the Spanish-speaking world. Currently, he teaches in the Spanish Creative Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

Horacio is the author of ten novels, as well as short story collections and a book of essays. His work has been translated into several languages. Senselessness, The She-Devil in the Mirror, Dance with Snakes, Tyrant Memory, and The Dream of My Return, recently published by New Directions, are available in English.

  1. About The Writer’s Block
  2. The Writer’s Block is an ongoing video series of interviews with visiting writers at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. In these Q&A’s, conducted on Sampsonia Way, writers sit down with us to discuss literature, their craft, and career.
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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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