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Ali Sargent

Mexico City – London

Literary Launchpad with Tim MacGabhann

I am a writer, translator and documentary filmmaker from London, and have lived for a year and half in Mexico City. My poetry has appeared in the journal “Multi Species”, and I have published journalism in various publications including Vice En Español. At Under the Volcano I am looking forward to working on my novel Electric Seasons and participating in a community of writers. I have previously received mentoring on the novel from the novelist Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.

I have written since my teenage years and consider it necessary to avoid sleepwalking through my life. I studied a BA in Comparative Literature with History at King’s College London, where I wrote a dissertation on the 2010 Haitian earthquake in fiction and attempted to argue for the political potentials of fiction over journalism. Clearly unconvinced by my own thesis, I became a fiction writer trapped in the world of documentary filmmaking.

I have also lived in Rio de Janeiro and speak Portuguese as well as Spanish.

Ali Sargent - Under The Volcano