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The Nocilla Trilogy, in conversation with Agustín Fernández Mallo


Friday November 5, 2021




6:15 PM - 7:00 PM


The Hideout - Korzo


November 5, 2021

Agustín Fernández Mallo talks about his groundbreaking Nocilla Trilogy, a milestone in Spanish literature that has now been translated into Dutch for the first time. In three kaleidoscopic novels, Mallo discovers beauty in emptiness and reveals the essence of daily life.

About The Nocilla Trilogy

Agustín Fernández Mallo’s Nocilla Trilogy - Nocilla Dream, Nocilla Lab, and Nocilla Experience - presents multiple narratives of people and places that reflect America and the world in the digital age of the twenty-first century.
In the middle of the Nevada desert stands a solitary poplar tree covered in hundreds of pairs of shoes. Further along Route 50, a lonely prostitute falls in love with a collector of found photographs. In Las Vegas, an Argentine man builds a peculiar monument to Jorge Luis Borges. On the run from the authorities, Kenny takes up permanent residence in the legal non-place of Singapore International Airport, while the novelists Enrique Vila-Matas and Agustín Fernández Mallo encounter each other on an oil rig.
These are just a few of the narrative strands that make up the Nocilla Trilogy, three novels filled with references to arthouse films, conceptual art, practical architecture, the history of computers, and the decadence of the novel.


Persis Bekkering


Seijo Epema


This event will be interpreted from Spanish to Dutch

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Agustín Fernández Mallo

Agustín Fernández Mallo was born in La Coruña in 1967 and is a qualified physicist. The Nocilla Trilogy, published between 2006 and 2009, brought about a shift in contemporary Spanish literature and paved the way for a new generation of writers known as the ‘Nocilla generation’. By juxtaposing fiction with non-fiction, Mallo has developed a hybrid genre that mirrors our networked lives. In 2018, his most recent novel Trilogía de la guerra was published.