Benjamín Labatut Reads from When We Cease to Understand the World
On Storybound, Our Radio-Theater Podcast
Storybound is a radio-theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction.
In this week’s episode, Benjamín Labatut reads an excerpt from his book When We Cease to Understand the World, backed by an original Storybound remix with sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.
Benjamín Labatut is a Chilean author born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 1980 who spent his childhood in The Hague, Buenos Aires, and Lima, before settling in Chile. His first book of short stories, Antarctica Starts Here, won the 2009 Caza de Letras Prize in Mexico, and the Santiago Municipal Prize, in Chile. His second book, After the Light, consists of a series of scientific, philosophical, and historical notes on the void, written after a deep personal crisis. When We Cease to Understand the World was published in September 2021.
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