Karlina Veras

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This interview was recorded on the 06th of October 2020 and released on the 1st of November 2020


The young Dominican writer, Karlina Veras, is not only recognised for her work as a short story writer but also for her passion for reading and the connections she has helped forge between the Spanish speaking readers in the UK and those who speak both Spanish and English. However, throughout her career, Karlina has also produced and directed short films and video art pieces as well as composed classical and electronic musical pieces, all thanks to her constant need to satisfy the depths of her inner drive.

Karlina originally came to London in 2006 to study music and, while training as a composer at the London Centre of Contemporary Music, she discovered that her passion for reading and writing took more and more space and prominence in her life. Until, in 2017, she received an invitation to include her story ‘La Victoria’ in Otras Vidas Posibles (Other Possible Lives),  a Spanish anthology of short stories curated by the Dominican writer Carlos Fonseca and published by Battersea Spanish Press in London. Spurred on by this first success, Karlina immediately started work on the publication of her first book: a collection of short stories entitled Yun Yun (Pa’ la Calor) that saw the light of day in 2018 and, although self published, has been exceptionally well received in cities around the world, including Santo Domingo, New York and London.

Karlina’s literary voice is a voice full of freshness, family memories, tropical warmth, urban nostalgia and picturesque rurality. She is a down to earth writer, friendly, happy, serene, and a passionate storyteller who expresses herself from a point of artistic abundance rather than philosophical shallowness. Having her as a guest on Metralla Rosa was extremely comforting and positive because, as well as everything else, Karlina represents a generation who knows that one of the most effective ways to give a community its voice is by raising your own voice and infecting everyone with tales of life that overflow with positivity and joy.

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References during the interview
Domincan Republic 00:52 | Santo Domingo 00:53 | Spanglish 04:37 | London Spanish Book Fair 05:18 | Gäel Le Cornec 05:32 | Leo Boix 05:36 | Silvia Demetilla 06:03 | Kindle 11:16 | Audiobook 11:45 | First Editions 14:56 | Yaissa Jiménez 16:22 | Ritual Papaya 16:34 | Fiction 21:04 | Non Fiction 21:06 | Ensayo (Essay) 21:09 | Neil Gaiman 21:21 | Self Help Literature 23:04 | Ricardo Piglia 25:50 | El Último Lector 25:52 | Michelle Obama 27:44 | Barack Obama 27:49 | Hawaii 27:51 | Manabao 28:43 | Labour Party 31:44 | #BlackLivesMatter 36:12 | Carlos Fonseca 41:50 | Otras Vidas Posibles 41:56 | Yun Yun (Pa’ la Calor) 43:25 | Self Publishing 43:41 | Edizioni Arcoiris 46:53 | Salerno 46:55 | Anagrama 48:27 | Nicolle Veras 51:58 | Short Story 53:17 | Julio Cortázar 53:27 | Octaedro 53:36 | Bestiario 53:39 | Editorial Páginas de Espuma 57:46 | María Fernanda Ampuero 57:51 | Pelea de gallos 58:26 | Samanta Schweblin 58:43 | Kentukis 58:53 | Siete casas vacías 59:04 | Valeria Luiselli 01:00:19 | Lost Children Archive 01:00:38


Publications:


Otras Vidas Posibles: Edited by Luis Edoardo Torres y Sara Caba | In collaboration with Carlos Fonseca | Illustration by Luis Edoardo Torres y Alexandra Mena Sansano
Yun Yun (Pa’ la Calor): Design by César Iván Gaitanos | Cover art Nicolle Veras

Scrittrice


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Questa intervista è stata registrata il 06 ottobre 2020 e rilasciata il 1 novembre 2020


La giovane scrittrice dominicana Karlina Veras, è famosa soprattutto come autrice di racconti e per la sua passione per la lettura, oltre che per il suo contributo alla nascita di libere associazioni tra lettori della lingua spagnola nel Regno Unito e tra lettori della lingua spagnola e inglese in generale. Tuttavia, nel corso della sua carriera, Karlina ha prodotto e diretto corti cinematografici e opere di videoarte e ha composto pezzi di musica classica ed elettronica: tutto questo a causa della sua costante esigenza di dare un’espressione al suo ampio e articolato schema di motivazioni interiori.

Karlina arrivò a Londra nell’anno 2006 inizialmente per studiare musica, e mentre si formava come compositrice nel London Centre of Contemporary Music, scoprì che la sua passione per la lettura e per la scrittura prendevano sempre più spazio, da protagoniste, nella sua carriera. Fu così che nel 2017 ricevette un invito a inserire il suo racconto “La Victoria” in Otras Vidas Posibles, un’antologia di racconti in spagnolo curata dallo scrittore dominicano Carlos Fonseca e pubblicata a Londra per Battersea Spanish Press. Dopo questo primo successo, Karlina intraprese immediatamente la pubblicazione della sua opera prima: un libro di microracconti intitolato Yun Yun (Pa’ la Calor), che vide la luce nel 2018 e che, essendo un libro ispirato all’esperienza dell’autrice stessa, è stato presentato ricevendo un’accoglienza sorprendentemente positiva in varie città del mondo, tra cui Santo Domingo, New York e Londra.

La voce letteraria di Karlina è una voce piena di freschezza, di ricordi familiari, di calore tropicale, di nostalgia urbana e di ruralità pittoresca. Karlina è una scrittrice che non si dà arie, amichevole, allegra, serena, un’appassionata narratrice che si esprime partendo dalla ricchezza artistica di significato e non dalla carenza ontologica. Averla a Metralla Rosa è stato davvero incoraggiante e ha riacceso la speranza, tra le altre cose, perché Karlina rappresenta una generazione consapevole del fatto che uno dei mezzi più efficaci di dar voce a una comunità è prendere la parola e influenzare gli altri con una vibrazione positiva e con racconti traboccanti di vita.

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Riferimenti durante l’intervista
Domincan Republic 00:52 | Santo Domingo 00:53 | Spanglish 04:37 | London Spanish Book Fair 05:18 | Gäel Le Cornec 05:32 | Leo Boix 05:36 | Silvia Demetilla 06:03 | Kindle 11:16 | Audiobook 11:45 | First Editions 14:56 | Yaissa Jiménez 16:22 | Ritual Papaya 16:34 | Fiction 21:04 | Non Fiction 21:06 | Ensayo (Essay) 21:09 | Neil Gaiman 21:21 | Self Help Literature 23:04 | Ricardo Piglia 25:50 | El Último Lector 25:52 | Michelle Obama 27:44 | Barack Obama 27:49 | Hawaii 27:51 | Manabao 28:43 | Labour Party 31:44 | #BlackLivesMatter 36:12 | Carlos Fonseca 41:50 | Otras Vidas Posibles 41:56 | Yun Yun (Pa’ la Calor) 43:25 | Self Publishing 43:41 | Edizioni Arcoiris 46:53 | Salerno 46:55 | Anagrama 48:27 | Nicolle Veras 51:58 | Short Story 53:17 | Julio Cortázar 53:27 | Octaedro 53:36 | Bestiario 53:39 | Editorial Páginas de Espuma 57:46 | María Fernanda Ampuero 57:51 | Pelea de gallos 58:26 | Samanta Schweblin 58:43 | Kentukis 58:53 | Siete casas vacías 59:04 | Valeria Luiselli 01:00:19 | Lost Children Archive 01:00:38


Pubblicazioni:


Otras Vidas Posibles: A cura di Luis Edoardo Torres e Sara Caba | In collaborazione con Carlos Fonseca | Illustrato da Luis Edoardo Torres e Alexandra Mena Sansano
Yun Yun (Pa’ la Calor): Design da César Iván Gaitanos | Illustrato da Nicolle Veras

Escritora


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Esta entrevista se grabó el 06 de octubre de 2020 y publicada el 01 de noviembre de 2020


La joven escritora dominicana Karlina Veras, es sobre todo reconocida por su labor como cuentista y por su pasión por la lectura y sus contribuciones en la creación de espontáneas alianzas entre lectores de la lengua española en el Reino Unido y entre lectores de la lengua española y la inglesa en general. Sin embargo, a lo largo de su carrera Karlina ha producido y dirigido cortos cinematográficos y piezas de video arte y ha compuesto piezas musicales clásicas y electrónicas, y todo gracias a su constante necesidad de expresar su amplio y vasto mapa de motivaciones interiores.

Karlina llegó originalmente a Londres en el año 2006 para estudiar música, y mientras se formaba como compositora en London Centre of Contemporary Music, descubrió que su pasión por la lectura y la escritura tomaban cada vez mas espacio y protagonismo en su carrera. Fué así como recibió el el año 2017 una invitación para incluir su cuento ‘La Victoria’ en Otras Vidas Posibles, una antología de cuentos en español que contó con la curaduría del escritor dominicano Carlos Fonseca y que fue publicado por Battersea Spanish Press en Londres. Después de este primer acierto, Karlina se embarcó inmediatamente en la publicación de su su primera opera prima: un libro de micro cuentos titulado Yun Yun (Pa’ la Calor) que vió La Luz en el año 2018 y que siendo un libro autosugestionado en todos los sentidos, ha sido presentado con una acogida sorprendentemente positiva en varias ciudades del mundo incluyendo Santo Domingo, Nueva York y Londres.

La voz literaria de Karlina es una voz llena de frescura, de memorias familiares, de calidez tropical, de nostalgia urbana y ruralidad pintoresca. Karlina es una escritora sin poses, cercana, risueña, serena, una apasionada cuenta cuentos que se expresa desde la abundancia artística y no desde la carencia ontológica. Tenerla en Metralla Rosa fue sumamente reconfortante y esperanzador, entre otras cosas, porque Karlina representa a una generación que sabe que una de las formas mas efectivas de darle voz a una comunidad, es tomando la palabra y contagiando al resto con buena vibra y relatos rebosantes de vida.

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Menciones durante la entrevista
Domincan Republic 00:52 | Santo Domingo 00:53 | Spanglish 04:37 | London Spanish Book Fair 05:18 | Gäel Le Cornec 05:32 | Leo Boix 05:36 | Silvia Demetilla 06:03 | Kindle 11:16 | Audiobook 11:45 | First Editions 14:56 | Yaissa Jiménez 16:22 | Ritual Papaya 16:34 | Fiction 21:04 | Non Fiction 21:06 | Ensayo (Essay) 21:09 | Neil Gaiman 21:21 | Self Help Literature 23:04 | Ricardo Piglia 25:50 | El Último Lector 25:52 | Michelle Obama 27:44 | Barack Obama 27:49 | Hawaii 27:51 | Manabao 28:43 | Labour Party 31:44 | #BlackLivesMatter 36:12 | Carlos Fonseca 41:50 | Otras Vidas Posibles 41:56 | Yun Yun (Pa’ la Calor) 43:25 | Self Publishing 43:41 | Edizioni Arcoiris 46:53 | Salerno 46:55 | Anagrama 48:27 | Nicolle Veras 51:58 | Short Story 53:17 | Julio Cortázar 53:27 | Octaedro 53:36 | Bestiario 53:39 | Editorial Páginas de Espuma 57:46 | María Fernanda Ampuero 57:51 | Pelea de gallos 58:26 | Samanta Schweblin 58:43 | Kentukis 58:53 | Siete casas vacías 59:04 | Valeria Luiselli 01:00:19 | Lost Children Archive 01:00:38


Publicaciones:


Otras Vidas Posibles: Editado por Luis Edoardo Torres y Sara Caba | En colaboración con Carlos Fonseca | Ilustrado por Luis Edoardo Torres y Alexandra Mena Sansano
Yun Yun (Pa’ la Calor): Diseño por César Iván Gaitanos | Ilustrado por Nicolle Veras


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