The Writer’s Block: Horacio Castellanos Moya
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.