I have had short fiction published in 3am Magazine, Word Riot, Smokebox, Litro Magazine, BCN Week, The Entertainer and El Indalico (translated into Spanish). I have also published nonfiction in the form of essays, film/music criticism and opinion pieces in Barcelona Reporter, BCN Week, The Entertainer and Catalonia Today. (For links and pdfs scroll to the bottom of this page)
It’s the early noughties, somewhere in an American metropolis called The City.
Eric Blair wants to write, but he doesn’t think he has any stories to tell.
Then life happens.
Bedroom revolutionaries, sex, pop culture conspiracies, terrorism …
When Eric Blair lands a soul-sucking job at a mysterious company called Sealed ASS, little does he know it will change his life for ever. Just when he thought he was going to lose the time to write, a strange series of events ultimately makes writing a mode of survival.
The chapter “Riding the Super Buick” previously published in Smokebox. Published by Fabulist, 2004, 2009. Preview it here or buy the book and e-book. (261 pages)
City of Crime (written as Larry Kovaks)
Larry Kovaks is Barcelona’s premier tourist detective, and in City of Crime readers are treated to a full compilation of every story ever written by Kovaks, plus an unpublished epic crime case called The Danger of the Perfect Brunette, a glossary of Kovakisms, a tell-all interview explaining Kovaks’ mysterious past, and exclusive photos.
After previewing the book, feel free to browse Larry Kovaks’ website, where you can see a map detailing the location of each of his stories and read other true scam stories on the forum.
All except one of these 19 stories were previously published in BCN Week, The Entertainer, El Indalico and Smokebox. Published by Fabulist, 2009. Preview it here or buy the book and e-book. (195 pages)
Tagline: Looking for inspiration in all the wrong places. Writing, direction, editing, art direction. Starring Jeremy Xido and Merce Serra. Competed in Barcelona’s L’Alternativa Festival in 2005.
(2002 – 2005)
Tagline: A valet parker with delusions of grandeur. Writing, editing. Co-directed with Gabriel Guzman who stars as Lopez. Competed in the Mediawave 2000 Film Festival in Budapest.
LINKS & PDFs
As Larry Kovaks
The Drop Cigarette Con (BCN Week)
False Friends (BCN Week)
The Bouncing Cartoon (BCN Week)
(Un)friendly Helpers (BCN Week)
The Soccer Trick Con (BCN Week)
The Nit Bus Special (BCN Week)
The Upskirt Con (Entertainer)
Variations of the Gypmeister Raptor Con (Entertainer)
The Fake Baby Con (Smokebox)
The Cloaking Con (Entertainer)
One Crooked Kitten part 1 (Entertainer)
One Crooked Kitten part 2 (Entertainer)
Traducido al español
El Caso del “Voyeur” (El Indalico)
Estafadores Disfrazados (El Indalico)
City of Crime (compilation of Kovaks stories with photos and introduction)
Riding the Super Buick (excerpt from Bedroom Revolutionaries in Smokebox)
Memoirs from the Circus (3am Magazine and Litro Magazine)
Slice-of-life-vignette-story (Word Riot)
Bedroom Revolutionaries (novel)
Unnatural Habitat 1: Sounds of the city (column for now-offline Barcelona Reporter, upcoming in my book Guirilandia)
Unnatural Habitat 2: Barataria (column for now-offline Barcelona Reporter, upcoming in my book Guirilandia)
Unnatural Habitat 3: Strange weather (column for now-offline Barcelona Reporter, upcoming in my book Guirilandia)
Unnatural Habitat 4: Unnatural habitat (column for now-offline Barcelona Reporter, upcoming in my book Guirilandia)
Unnatural Habitat 5: Guirilandia is a nation (column for now-offline Barcelona Reporter, upcoming in my book Guirilandia)
Unnatural Habitat 6: Los Otros (column for now-offline Barcelona Reporter, upcoming in my book Guirilandia)
Broken flowers (movie review in Catalonia Today)
Match Point (movie review in Catalonia Today)
Cache (movie review in Catalonia Today)
Manderlay (movie review in Catalonia Today)
The Da Vinci Code (movie review in BCN Week
Motörhead (concert review in BCN Week)
The Possibility of an Island (book review in 3am Magazine)
Marcial Lafuente Estefanía (bio and critique of Spain’s prolific pulp author in The Entertainer)
Temps de Video (Installation critique in now-offline Barcelona Reporter)