Carlos Labbé

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Carlos Labbé
Carlos Labbé Portrait.jpg
BornCarlos Labbé Jorquera
(1977-01-28)28 January 1977
Santiago, Chile
OccupationWriter, musician, editor
LanguageSpanish
Spousees:Mónica Ríos

Carlos Labbé (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾlos laˈβe]) is a renowned Chilean fiction writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Biography[edit]

He graduated in Latin American and Spanish Literature, his dissertation was about Juan Carlos Onetti. Later he obtained a master's degree in Latin American and Spanish Literature with a dissertation on Roberto Bolaño. He has published a hypertext novel, Pentagonal: incluidos tú y yo (2001), the novels Libro de plumas (2004), Navidad y Matanza (2007), Locuela (2009), and Piezas secretas contra el mundo (2014), plus the collection of short stories Caracteres blancos (2010), as well as the pop music records Doce canciones para Eleodora (2007), Monicacofonía (2008), Mi nuevo órgano (2011) and Ofri Afro (2018), as well as the ambient music collection Repeticiones para romper el cerco (2013). He co-wrote the screenplays for the films Malta con huevo (2007) and El nombre (2015). In the past he was a member of the bands Ex Fiesta and Tornasólidos.

Since 2010 Labbé has split residence between New York and Chile.

Works[edit]

Novels

  • Pentagonal, incluidos tú y yo (hypertext novel, 2001)
  • Libro de plumas (2004)
  • Navidad y Matanza (2007, [1] German translation in 2010 by Peter Tremp, [2] English translation in 2014 by Will Vanderhyden)
  • Locuela (2009, [3] English translation in 2015 by Will Vanderhyden, [4] Turkish translation in 2017 by Saliha Nilüfer)
  • Piezas secretas contra el mundo (2014)
  • La parvá (2015)
  • Coreografías espirituales (2017) [5] English translation in 2019 by Will Vanderhyden)
  • Viaje a Partagua (2021)

Short Stories

  • Caracteres blancos (2010)
  • Short the Seven Nightmares with Alebrijes (2015, [6] English translation by Ruy Burgos-Lovece)
  • Cortas las pesadillas con alebrijes (2016)

Book-Length Essays

  • Por una pluralidad literaria chilena. El colectivo Juan Emar (1923-hoy) (2019)

Music Records

  • Doce canciones para Eleodora (2007)
  • Monicacofonía (2008)
  • Mi nuevo órgano (2011)
  • Repeticiones para romper el cerco (2013)
  • Ofri Afro (2018)

Awards, Grants, and Recognition[edit]

  • Writers Fund, Chilean National Council for the Books and Reading, 2003.
  • Pedro Sienna Award of the Chilean National Council for the Arts and Culture, Best Feature Film Screenwriting for Malta con huevo (Scrambled Beer, in the English edition), co-written with Cristóbal Valderrama, 2008.
  • Granta magazine's Best Young Spanish Language Novelists, 2010.
  • Bronx Council of the Arts, BRIO Literature Awards, Contest Panelist, 2017.
  • The Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2022, Juror.

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