Jorge Carrión

Writer, Director of the Master in Literary Creation UPF

Jorge Carrión has a doctorate in humanities from the Pompeu i Fabra University, Barcelona, and directs the Master in Literary Creation of the same institution. He has lived in Buenos Aires, Rosario and Chicago. 

Carrión has published in several newspapers and magazines such as El País, La Vanguardia and Letras Libres. He is the author of a fictional tetralogy (including The Dead, The Orphans, The Tourists and The Deceased) and is also the author of several non-fiction books, such as Australia. A trip, Teleshakespeare and Bookstores. He was curator of the exhibition The Sebald Variations, at the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona(CCCB). His work has been translated into Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, Polish and English.

Jorge Carrión (Spain, 1976)

Writer and literary critic. He has a degree and a Phd in Humanities from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. He directs, with José María Micó, the BSM-UPF Master in Literary Creation, and was a cultural critic for The New York Times in Spanish. In November 2019, he returned to his Sunday column on the main website of The New York Times. He is the author of numerous books ranging from novel to essay, comic and travel literature. Highlights include Los Muertos (Literatura Mondadori, 2010), a novel awarded by the Chambéry Festival in France and translated into Italian, a novel literary artifact that brings the novel’s genre into dialogue with the television series (part of a tetralogy completed by Los Huérfanos, 2014, Los Turistas, 2015, and Los Difuntos, 2015). And Librerías (Anagrama, 2013), a cultural history and a tour of the world that was a finalist for the Anagrama de Ensayo award and has been translated into more than ten languages. He has published cultural criticism in the supplements of the newspapers Avui, ABC,Perfil, Clarín and La Vanguardia. His articles and reports have appeared in Letras Libres, National Geographic Viajes, Otra Parte, Revista de Occidente, Eñe and Lonely Planet Magazine, Revista Anfibia, among other Hispanic American media. He has been included in literary anthologies from Mexico, Spain, Germany, Cuba and Argentina. He directed the Lo Real collection of Malpaso publishing house, between 2015 and 2017, where he published books by Martín Caparrós, Gabriela Wiener, Alfonso Armada, Lapin, Omer Bartov, among others.


Short Story

  • Los difuntos (Illustrated by Celsius Pictor) (Aristas Martínez, 2015)
  • Ene (Laia Libros, 2001)

Chronicles and essay

  • La brújula (Berenice, 2006)
  • GR-83 (edición de autor, 2007)
  • Australia. Un viaje (Berenice, 2008)
  • La piel de La Boca (Libros del Zorzal, Argentina, 2008)
  • Crónica de viaje (Aristas Martínez, 2014), (autor edition, 2009)
  • Norte es Sur. Crónicas americanas (Debate Venezuela, 2009) Anthology of Chronicles on Latin America from previous books.
  • Viaje contra Espacio. Juan Goytisolo y W.G. Sebald (Iberoamericana, 2009). Essay linked to his travel literature books.
  • Teleshakespeare (Errata Naturae, 2011). Essay linked to his novel Los muertos.
  • Librerías (Finalist Premio Anagrama de Ensayo, 2013. Argentina: Anagrama 2013. Canada: Biblioasis. China: SDX. France: Seuil 2016. Greece: Potamos. Italy: Garzanti 2015. Japan: Hakusuisha. Korea: Yibom. Mexico: Anagrama 2013. Poland: Noir sur Blanc 2017. Portugal: Quetzal 2017. Russia: Ad Marginem. Slovenia: Cankarjeva Zalozba. Sweden: Storyside. UK: MacLehose Press 2016)
  • Barcelona. Libro de los pasajes (Spanish edition, Galaxia Gutenberg, 2017. Catalan edition de Galaxia Gutenberg, trad. by Maria Llopis)
  • Contra Amazon (In Spanish edition, Galaxia Gutenberg, 2019).