Landa works a contemporary literature. He narrates a contemporary Chile that belongs to everyone, a Chile in which we are all involved in some way. From the brothel, the drug, the politics… A Chile that in some way surprises us, seeing it there, because Landa has a great virtue in his stories, which surprised me, a virtue that makes these stories to be a part of our own biography just for having listened to them at a coffee shop or because someone told an anecdote. He has this great virtue of both orality and a hint of surprise. He has two remarcable stories in his book.

I really think that, in the last five years, in Chile, there has been a relay of young narrators, both women (I just saw Apablaza somewhere, a great narrator) and men. Narrators such as Diego Zúñiga, Matías Celedón, Roncone…And I think that Luis is going to be in this group of young writers who are going to be in a good place to share the Chile of the present, a Chile that responds to the changes happening around it.  That literature has to go with the great social movements that are happening in Chile since last year and that are going to continue happening. These authors are interested in immersing themselves in history, being contemporary to their history, give an account.

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