Good oil in Spanish
When I started out writing in the early nineties while holding down or maybe up my day job, a number of colleagues and friends were rooting for me. I saw some of them again at the Back Burning launch party last February at Faim? in Geneva (Faim is sadly no more) and now Nelson has written nice words in Spanish to oil my will to continue. In fact, it’s my first review in Spanish!
His favourite stories were “The Tschusch” and “Grow Up”. It’s interesting to see how stories are seen differently – how they hold up when crossing cultures. “Grow Up” has been well-received by young and old in Australia and in Europe; “The Tschusch”, though, doesn’t leave anyone indifferent.
Nelson’s blog, has a bit of everything cultural and there are also writing exercises. He writes in French and Spanish, so I’ve got no excuse for my fractured French and my creaky Spanish – I can pop over to Impresiones to practise. Gracias, Nelson!