Hi. My big obsession is overcoming things: coming to grips with my limitations, my flaws, my mistakes, and seeing if I can make some sense out of them.
From losing 40 lbs in a five-week period to memorizing entire pages of prose for fun, from running a press to running a band, doing a PhD while traveling around the world, I keep being confronted with the stupid beliefs I hold, the tenacious bad habits I want to break, and the moments of hypocrisy I let myself fall into.
This blog (named after Tyrone Slothrop, the protagonist of the novel Gravity’s Rainbow), is a record of some of this overcoming.
Since 2011, when I first made contact with Zero Books, I’ve been steadily getting much more involved in the functioning of the press and I now co-run it with its founder.
I run a weird music project called Paris and the Hiltons. I go from genre to genre with different musicians. A number of our releases are musical responses to works of literary modernism.
- I did the translation of “Morreste-me” by José Luís Peixoto — in The Warwick Review, December 2010.
- I write book reviews for Review 31.
- Here you can see how much people love me, and find out a bit more about how my fiction press works.
You can find some of my articles on LitReactor here: