Daniel Humberto Escoto

Writer (narrator)

Mexico City

From May 20 to May 27, 2019

Biography —

He is the author of the novel Mujer de pieles infinitas (Ediciones B, 2012) and his work has been published in the short story collection Proporción áurea (Libros del Sargento, 2012) and the book of essays on television series Te guardé una bala (Abismos, 2015). He was a fellow of the FONCA Young Creators 2013-2014 program. Since 2004, he has worked as a scriptwriter and broadcaster for cultural and public radios.

Among the things that influence his writing are Pasolini’s “Trilogía de la vida”, Brueghel the Elder’s paintings of country life and J. Andrzejewski’s novel Las puertas del paraíso (about the disastrous “children’s crusade”).

Project —

The project consists of advancing the writing of my third novel, entitled Un místico verde. In four episodes, it tells the life of the Irish monk-philosopher Juan Escoto Erígena, who lived in the 9th century: the Deep Medieval. This historical character shone in the Carolingian court, corresponded with popes and emperors, and as a thinker was part of a furious free will/predestination polemic. (The character has always called me for sharing a surname).