The Writer’s Block: A Video Q&A with Mario Bellatin

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Mario Bellatin, “the strangest and most fascinating writer in Mexican literature” is the author of dozens of novellas, and has won all of Mexico’s major writing prizes. His autobiography, The Large Glass (translated from the Spanish by David Shook), is an experimental work that deconstructs the autobiographical genre in an examination and celebration of the stories we tell about ourselves.

In this interview with Sampsonia Way, Mario Bellatin discussed the artificial endeavor of writing an autobiography, his creative process, and the true owner of an artist’s work.

  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.
  3. Read the transcript→
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About the Author

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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