The writer and poet Alejandro Simon Partal debuts in the novel with his first work within this genre: The plot, which will be presented at 7:00 p.m. today at the Cervezas Victoria factory, in Malaga capital, within the cycle Culture Classroom of Diario SUR. It is a book edited by Troy Horse, and that as stated in its promotion, revolves “around human need and limitations, a emotional journey which is both a chronicle of the world and a family memory; a story about the privacy, the social status, love, sex and life on the margins.
On this occasion, the author has teamed up with the filmmaker Jonah Trueba, who is also the publisher of the book. The plot takes place in Calais, where a professor of Spanish literature arrives in a moment of personal distress, and meets a Syrian boy staying in one of the largest refugee camps in Europe. With him she ends up having a very special relationship, which leads to a way of being in the world.
Alejandro Simón Partal (Estepona, 1983), is doctor in Hispanic Philology by Complutense University of Madrid. As a researcher he is linked to the University of Salamanca. His work focuses on studying the work of contemporary poets, and his project The lack of Eros: happiness in the half century has obtained the XXII Miguel Fernández Literary Research Grant 2016 (City of Melilla) and its publication by the UNED.
His work includes the poetry books The Scrap Wink (2010), Noir nodule (2012) and The abdominal hymns (2015), all of them published by Editorial Renacimiento, and the essay A gentle body: beauty and sport in the poetry of González Iglesias (Visor, 2017) .He has collaborated in various media such as El Estado Mental, El País and Diario de Sevilla, among others. In 2017 he obtained the XXXVIII Arcipreste de Hita Poetry Prize with his work The living force (Pre-Texts, 2017).