READING THE WORLD: Horacio Castellanos Moya

  • Posted on: 6 January 2020
  • By: Scuppernong

READING THE WORLD: A weekly series focusing on contemporary international authors you might not have heard of.
Today's author is Horacio Castellanos Moya, the only author I'm aware of who has written a human/snake orgy scene.

"Moya's books rank among the strangest and most incisive contemporary Latin American works brought into our language.
—Michael LaPointe, Los Angeles Review of Books

Horacio Castellanos Moya is a writer and a journalist from El Salvador. For two decades he worked as the editor of news agencies, magazines and newspapers in Mexico, Guatemala and his own country. He has published eleven novels, five short story collections and two essay collections. His novels have been translated into eleven languages; six of them (Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in El Salvador, The Dream of My Return, Senselessness, The She-Devil in the Mirror, Dance with Snakes, and Tyrant Memory) are available in English.