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Sergio De La Pava on crime and punishment

Maclehouse Press, which publishes the UK edition of the Bingham Prize-winning debut novel A Naked Singularity recently filmed a sit-down conversation with Sergio De La Pava. If you haven’t read the book yet, this is a chance for you to encounter one of its core virtues—an author capable of riffing on the criminal justice system in a manner that both encapsulates its essential predicaments and exposes the paradoxical thinking and ethical challenges that often undermine its success. 

De La Pava focuses on the drug war here, and while much of ANS engages with different conceptions of criminality, the stakes are the same. If you like what you see, you might want a head’s up about De La Pava’s follow-up novel Personae, which publishes next month.

More about the book here.