Skip to main content
Blogs de autor

El autógrafo del futuro

Por 16 de junio de 2009 Sin comentarios

Eder. Óleo de Irene Gracia

Iván Thays

El Amazon Kindle firmado por David Sedaris. Foto: Maja Thomas. Fuente: NYT Los cazadores de autógrafos, en el futuro, tendrán que apuntar de frente al blanco. Y es que con el Amazon Kindle solo se puede pedir un autógrafo por aparato. Pero se puede. Solo hay que escoger al escritor favorito y aprovechar su presencia en una feria de libro, un conversatorio o una calle cualquier. Aquí la nota en «The New York Times» con David Sedaris como protagonista:A recent reading in Manhattan at the Strand bookstore by David Sedaris, whose most recent book is ?When You Are Engulfed in Flames,? may have offered a glimpse of the future. A man named Marty who had waited in the book-signing line presented his Kindle, on the back of which Mr. Sedaris, in mock horror, wrote, ?This bespells doom.? (The signed Kindle was photographed, but its owner?s full name is unknown.)Asked if she had any inkling if the practice of having Kindles signed is common, a spokeswoman for the online bookseller Amazon.com, which makes the device, declined to respond, but it has been happening at least intermittently for more than a year. (…) Mr. Sedaris wrote in a recent e-mail message that he has actually signed ?at least five? Kindles, and ?a fair number of iPods as well, these for audio book listeners.? A frequent chronicler of his own eccentricities, the author often encounters his readers? quirks at the book-signing table.?The strangest thing I?ve signed is a woman?s artificial leg,? Mr. Sedaris continued in his e-mail message. ?Last year in Austin I signed an actual leg, and its owner had my signature tattooed into her flesh. The night before that, a nursing mother offered me a taste of her pre-pumped breast milk, and I took her up on it.?

[ADELANTO EN PDF]

profile avatar

Iván Thays

Iván Thays es escritor peruano (Lima, 1968) autor de las novelas "El viaje interior" y "La disciplina de la vanidad". Premio Principe Claus 2000. Dirigió el programa literario de TV Vano Oficio por 7 años. Ha sido elegido como uno de los esccritores latinoamericanos más importantes menores de 39 años por el Hay Festival, organizador del Bogotá39. Finalista del Premio Herralde del 2008 con la novela "Un lugar llamado Oreja de perro".

Obras asociadas
Close Menu