Invidual residences

JAMIE MELBOURNE-HAYWARD

From Monday, 25 October 2021 to Friday, 29 October 2021

JAMIE MELBOURNE-HAYWARD
Freelance writer
Barcelona

Bio

Jamie Melbourne-Hayward is a writer and journalist from Wellington, New Zealand. His writing has been published in Oceania and Europe, in Spanish and English, including in titles such as The New Zealand Herald, Metropolitan, Vice Magazine, Capital Magazine, and the Australian literary publication Kill Your Darlings.

Project

I will use my time at Faberllull to continue working on my first novel, in particular the second half, which is currently languishing in the doldrums of disconnected memories, poems, and inspiration. The novel is set in Barcelona against the backdrop of the 2010-2011 financial crisis, and weaves together the events leading to the radicalization of the protagonist by anarchists.

My writing has been influenced by a wide range of Spanish language authors, among which the universe creators Cortázar and Borges feature prominently. I am curious about infusing the poetic lyricism of Spanish with the descriptive eloquence of English, and I am currently reading the works of Catalan author Enrique Vila-Matas, whose fascination with the quotidian – observing the space in-between events – is one of my touchstones in the creative process.

Notícies, articles i activitats

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