Doménico Chiappe (Peru, 1970) grew up in Venezuela, where his family moved in 1974. He has lived in Madrid since 2002. He holds a doctorate in humanities from Madrid’s Universidad Carlos III, and focused his thesis multimedia narrative. He has published the novels Tiempo de encierro (2013) and Entrevista a Mailer Daemon (2007), the short-story book Los muros (2011), the collection of crónicas Cédula de identidad (2014) and the multimedia works ‘Hotel Minotauro’ (2013-2015) and ‘Tierra de extracción; (1996-2007). As a researcher he focuses on journalism, photography and digital literature. He has published the essay Tan real como la ficción. Herramientas narrativas en periodismo (Laertes, 2010) and is working on La visión multimedia. Apuntes para una narrativa electrónica (2015-2016). In Venezuela he was cofounder of the newspaper TalCual and the magazine Primicia, and he worked in El Nacional. He is a contributor for the magazines El Estado Mental, ‘Fronterad’ and Letras Libres. He works as publishing coordinator and teaches journalism at www.domenicochiappe.com.
‘The Long Road to Nowhere’ first appeared as ‘Largo viaje inmóvil’ in Cédula de identidad (Caracas: La Guaya, 2014) later published as Largo viaje inmóvil. Crónicas de Venezuela (Madrid: Círculo de Tiza, 2016).