Thanks for dropping by!
My name is Adolfo Aranjuez, and I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I’m probably best known as the editor of Metro, Australia’s oldest film and media periodical, and, previously, as the editor of annual fiction/poetry anthology Award Winning Australian Writing and the deputy editor of literary magazine Voiceworks.
In addition to my editing day job, I write nonfiction and poetry, and appear at festivals and arts events to speak about race, queer and mental-health issues, the publishing industry, and various other topics. I’m also an emerging dancer—my genre is hip-hop, but with flavours of commercial, dancehall and lyrical.
In 2015, the Melbourne Writers Festival named me as one of the city’s 30 Under 30, and last year, I was one of four tenured columnists for human-rights outlet Right Now, covering minority politics, media representation and the arts.
If you’d like to be updated on the latest goings-on in my life (professional or otherwise), or to enjoy my rants about politics or grammar, follow me on Twitter. If you’d like to watch my dance videos or read my #ratetheramen reviews, check out my Instagram. If you’re interested in being an industry contact, find me on LinkedIn. And if you’d like to contact me, you can do so here.