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Primera Persona 2013

Autobiographic live sessions: pop music concerts, stand-up comedy, theatre and narrative

Half emotional striptease, half no-holds-barred autobiography, Primera Persona is a multidisciplinary platform for stories based on the purest self. These life stories—sometimes more camouflaged, sometimes more literal, but always literary, atypical, tragicomic and anti-epic—prove that anyone can be the hero (or antihero) of an experience worthy of a novel, film or song.

Junot Díaz and Iván de la Nuez

Nerds, reggaeton and superheroes

Trujillo, salsa and comics. And the books borrowed from public libraries that changed the destiny of a writer born in Santo Domingo who has made history in US literature. Junot Díaz, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, looks ...

Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens) & Part Company

Primera Persona 2013

Why do people who read Dostoevsky dress like Dostoevsky? He doesn’t, despite having read the Russians. Because he’s the most elegant pop-music dandy and one of the most talented songwriters in recent decades. Australian Robert Forster secured his place on the Olympus of cult pop ...

Carlo Padial

A monologue with oddities

A writer, filmmaker and humourist who doesn't mean to be, all Carlo Pardial really wants to be is black (in fact, he considers himself black). He has an entire past (and present, and plenty of future ahead) filled with his own neuroses and hypochondria common to literature and Jewish stand-up, ...


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