In The Confidence
En la confidencia
A reflection on rumors, half-truths, secrets and lies; about the transmission of information, confidences, language, slander; about the opprobrium, the privacy, control, social networks. A sign of omnivorous erudition and of an untransferable personality that includes the most diverse disciplines (film and literature, photography and comic, art and illustration) from the radicalness, the cross-genres and the unfolding of references.
«Fernández Porta leads a new generation of scholars that look at pop culture with the rigor of academic research» (Carlos Sala, La Razón).
Eloy Fernández Porta (1974) was born in Barcelona. He has a PhD in Humanities from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Anagrama has published his essays on cultural criticism: Afterpop, Homo Sampler, €RO$, Emociónese así (‘Get Excited Like That’) and the most recent En la confidencia (‘In Confidence’). He was awarded the Premio Anagrama de Ensayo (Anagrama Essay Award) and the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona (Barcelona City Award). His work has been translated into English, French and Portuguese. He is considered a “fine analyst but also a great writer” (Maxence Grugier, Première), a “top class essayist” (Santi Balmes, Rolling Stone), “brilliant, hilarious, and bizarrely accessible” (Céline Ngi, Fluctuat). Recognised as “one of the most decisive proponent of spoken word in Spain (Eduard Escoffet), acts with Agustín Fernández Mallo, in the Afterpop duo Fernández and Fernández. She leads a new generation of bookworms who look at pop culture with the rigour of university research (Carlos Sala, La Razón) and she has “invented a form of thinking that is impressive in its freedom and causticity” (Nils C Ahl, Le Monde).