Festival Program


Emiliano Monge: Among the Lost

Sat 31 Aug, 2.30pm
SLV, Isabella Fraser Room

Mexican novelist Emiliano Monge’s new work, Among the Lost, is a complicated story of love, betrayal and compassion. He talks with Alejandro Del Castillo about the humanitarian crisis near his hometown, and what it is to document the migrant experience through Tarantino-styled violence.

Supported by the Embassy of Mexico in Australia and the Mexican Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID)


1 hour

Session code


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Session Artists

Alejandro Del Castillo is Mexican writer currently attending the Executive Master of Arts at the University of Melbourne. Part of his work (essay, poetry and fiction) has been published in local and international magazines and book compilations. He is the editorial director of Revarena Publisher.

Emiliano Monge is a multi-award-winning Mexican novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and reporter. In 2011, the Guadalajara International Book Fair FIL chose him as one of the top 25 best-kept secrets in contemporary Latin American literature, and more recently he was selected for Me´xico20, a list of twenty important young Mexican authors chosen by The British Council, FIL, Hay Festival, and Conaculta.

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