The grandchildren and the children of the boom a long time ago that walk alone. They are proper names that dominate the scenarios of Colombia, Mexico, Argentina or Peru, and many gathered last week at the International Book Fair of Guadalajara (Mexico). We talk about Guadalupe Nettel, Alejandro Zambra, Juan Villoro or Claudia Piñeiro, for example, that travel these corridors also pass Ida Vitale, Elena Poniatowska and Sergio Ramírez. Now the new boom is everywhere, and has a support essential: literary magazines and Spanish-american.
you Are now a school of authors from both sides: the literature and journalism. You will spend time to to talk about the Boom of the Grandchildren, but there is already reason to quit referring to them as individuals scattered. Still, they have not been crushed, it seems, the bug of envy that makes the writers look askance.
One of those publications is Ñ, published by the argentine newspaper Clarin since 2003. Then, the director of the newspaper, Ricardo Kirschbaum, and responsible for the new magazine, John Bedoian, landed at the International Congress of the Spanish Language in Rosario, in 2004, (the speech of Fontanarrosa) with individuals under the arm. Z, now head of Matilde Sanchez, also a novelist, was able to accommodate those who were faced with the newspaper in those times of fearless political controversy between kirchneristas and antikirchneristas. Says its general editor attaches, Raquel Garzón, who has also worked in THE COUNTRY, “that was one of the few spaces that mass of intellectual debate that was out of the crack that split then to the argentine society”.
they Wanted to, says John Bedoian in the editorial of the anniversary issue of the 15 years, exceed “the terrain of conventional art and literature” and mix it up with what happens to the society.
That is the pattern of these new magazines. So it behaves The Malpensante, colombian. Have made of his digital work under the decisive role. It was founded by Andrés Hoyos in 1996. In Peru, Black Label, directed by Julio Villanueva Chang, has welcomed the new columnists. Now hibernada, the publication of lima would have been impossible without the argentina Heartbeat, directed by Daniel Ulanovsky Sack, as it would be today unthinkable Amphibious, directed by the chilean writer Cristian Alarcón, without the Bahsegel history of Black Label.Cover of the 'Journal of the University of Mexico'.
And Leopard, also colombian, to the command of Miguel Silva, Rafael Molano and Felipe Restrepo, it is still the support of a new school of journalism chronicles. Says Restrepo: “The magazine is a vehicle between the writers of the continent, a dialogue between generations, with texts of veterans and youth. It is an overview of Spanish america. I like to think that has contributed to creating a school of non-fiction writing in Spanish. I'm proud to have played a role in the construction of this boom recently.”
Also has been reborn in The Country, of Montevideo, centenario already, the supplement that the legendary Homero Alsina Thevenet, the master of the argentine journalist Leila Guerriero, for example, opened in his day to the grandparents of the boom, including Juan Carlos Onetti. And in Chile resists The Clinic, a magazine that had a delivery exceptional: he was born in 1998 in journalism-to give news of the long agony of the dictator Pinochet. The command always Duck Fernandez, staying healthy, giving, among others, the chronicles of this master of the genre.
In Nicaragua, Sergio Ramirez addressed Cover from 14 years ago. It is digital, account especially with young people (to which to look; the veterans are always available”) and has 35,000 readers “certificates”. He, the nephew of that old boom, agree that now “it is happening in Latin America a boombang. In the boom there were six writers, and there were no women. Now there are hundreds and there are many, many women.”
In Mexico, the magazine of the Autonomous University, born in 1930, has come to the hands of one of those granddaughters. Is Guadalupe Nettel, one of the most important writers of the new generation. She believes that, with everything, “literary magazines are in danger of extinction”. “But their role was essential for an intellectual debate, as well as dialogue quality, deeper and argued that the that occurs in networks. And yes, I think we are influencing the existence of a resurgence”.
she is the front of a magazine so old age is a metaphor of the new Latin american boom, the boom of the grandchildren, is already here and screams like a newborn.