TIH 268: Gabino Iglesias on Puerto Rico, Personal Training, and Writing Stories

TIH 268: Gabino Iglesias on Puerto Rico, Personal Training, and Writing Stories

In this podcast Gabino talks about Puerto Rico, personal training, writing stories, and much more.

Gabino Iglesias

Gabino Iglesias is a writer, editor, journalist, and book reviewer living in Austin, Texas. He is the author of Coyote Songs, Zero Saints (both from Broken River Books), and Gutmouth (Eraserhead Press). He is the book reviews editor at Pank Magazine, the TV/film editor at Entropy Magazine, and a columnist for LitReactor and Clash Media. His nonfiction has appeared in places like The New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the LA Times, El Nuevo Día, and other venues. The stuff that’s made up has been published in places like Red Fez, Flash Fiction Offensive, Drunk Monkeys, Bizarro Central, Paragraph Line, Divergent Magazine, Cease, Cows, and many horror, crime, surrealist, and bizarro anthologies. When not writing or reading, he has worked as a dog whisperer, witty communications professor, and ballerina assassin. His reviews are published in places like NPR, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Criminal Element, The Rumpus, Heavy Feather Review, Atticus Review, Entropy, HorrorTalk, Necessary Fiction, Crimespree, and other print and online venues. He teaches at SNHU’s MFA program. You can find him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias.

Show notes

  • [02:00] Early life lessons growing up
  • [10:20] Personal training
  • [12:10] Misconceptions regarding working out
  • [20:20] Sleep
  • [24:30]First experiences with story / growing up in Puerto Rico
  • [47:40] Chinese neighbour demon possession story
  • [49:55] First publication
  • [55:50] Writing stories in English, barrio noir, Zero Saints and Coyote Songs

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