In this new session of Literary Cafés, literary critic Jorge Carrión will talk to writer Eloy Fernández Porta about his new book, Los brotes negros (The Black Flare-ups). Fernández Porta offers a self-portrait in which he crudely explains the symptoms of a prolonged anxiety disorder. The essay will lead to a conversation about mental health and the risks of one of the most widespread illnesses today.
Eloy Fernández Porta (Barcelona, 1974) has a PhD in Humanities from the UPF, with the Extraordinary Doctorate Award. He has published essays in Anagrama: Afterpop, Homo Sampler, €RO$ (Anagrama Award), Emociónese así (Ciutat de Barcelona Award), En la confidencia, Las aventuras de Genitalia and Normativa and, in Catalan, L'art de fer-ne un gra massa.