Ignacio Fernández de Palleja

Fernández de Palleja was born Uruguay, in the Department of Treinta y Tres. For the past 20 years he has been living in Maldonado, where he teaches Spanish and Portuguese in high schools and other institutes. Fernández de Palleja is the author of five poetry books including Poemas que le dieron la vuelta al sol (Civiles, 2016), Poemas visitantes (Julieta cartonera, 2016), and Poemas lingües (Bestial Barracuda Babilónica, 2014). He is also author of several short story collections including En negro y negro (Estuario, 2012) and Educación (MC Editora, 2018), which won the Lussich Award from the Maldonado Municipality. He is the recipient of other awards, like the first prize in the 2017 Julio C Da Rosa Short Story National Award. He is the co-organizer of the reading and music cycle Pandepoeta. For more information on the author please visit: fernandezdepalleja.wordpress.com


I’ve been a time-/ wasting machine by Ignacio Fernández de Palleja – translated by Laura Cesarco Eglin

    I’ve been a time- wasting machine, a type of mechanism science fiction does not care for, a guy that yearns for the parties he hasn’t been to and the neighborhoods he’s never visited, the life he hasn’t lived, I’m someone that breathes with impulses of something he doesn’t […]


I run naked by Ignacio Fernández de Palleja – translated by Laura Cesarco Eglin

    I run naked around the neighborhood, along the medians of a boulevard, wearing shoes, of course, because otherwise it would be like writing with blood every day. My nakedness has nothing particular about it except that it’s a discrepancy, a physical way of wanting to show the soul. […]