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Intersection: Contemporary and Gothic Fiction - Alia Trabucco Zeran

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International Booker prize shortlistee, Alia Trabucco Zerán, joins Brunel’s Emily Horton to discuss her writing craft and the intersection of contemporary and gothic writing in her work.

Alia Trabucco Zerán was born in Chile in 1983. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for her MFA in Creative Writing at New York University and she holds a PhD in Spanish and Latin American Studies from University College London. Her debut novel, THE REMAINDER was chosen by El País as one of its top ten debuts of 2015 and was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2019. Her most recent book, WHEN WOMEN KILL won the British Academy Book Prize 2022 and film rights have been optioned. Her new novel, CLEAN, has just been published in Spanish and is already being translated into 13 languages. Photo by Lorena Palavecino


Emily is currently completing a book on 21st Century Gothic Literature. She is a Senior Lecturer at Brunel University specialising in World Literatures in English. She is particularly interested in exploring globalization, cosmopolitanism and diasporic literatures, often through the lens of trauma and affect theories. She has also published in relation to contemporary British literature, Gothic fiction, and queer writing.


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