in residence: rodrigo hasbún
Our resident in June 2023 is Rodrigo Hasbún, a Bolivian writer born in Cochabamba in 1981. He has published a collection of short stories and two novels to date; his second novel Los Afectos (Affections) has been translated in 10 languages. In 2017, Hasbun was included in the Bogotá 39 list of the most promising young writers in Latin America.
In this video portrait, he talks to Sarah Baur about why he is fascinated by the confluence between people's personal histories and the history of their country and his preference for shorter books where there is more room for the unsaid, as well as reading a fragment from Los Afectos.