Isabel Cañas returns to the show to talk about her second novel, Vampires of El Norte – a sweeping historical love-story set against a backdrop of class tumult, war and … yeah… vampires. It’s not a spoiler guys – it’s in the title!
Isabel speaks so eloquently about the relationship between vampirism and cultural legacy, about how it isn’t only the undead who invade your space and drain your essence. She describes the intense, insane schedule of writing the book, how landscape invites the supernatural, Mexican boogeymen and boogeywomen, and historical fiction as feminist conundrum.
Enjoy. With heart, soul and viscera.
Vampires of El Norte was published on August 15hth by Berkley
The Hacienda(2022), by Isabel Cañas
Mexican Gothic (2020), by Silvia Moreno Garcia
Lone Women (2023), by Victor Lavalle
Island Witch (forthcoming 2024), by Amanda Jayatissa