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Se nos va Enrique de Hériz, autor queridísimo, amigo, escritor genial, editor, traductor, crítico literario, articulista y tantas cosas que no caben en pocas líneas. Nació en Barcelona hace 55 años, estudió filología y como editor fue responsable de la publicación de grandes novelas contemporáneas en Ediciones B hasta que se decidió a escribirlas él mismo, convirtiéndose en uno de los escritores españoles más...

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The platform Sky will release a new miniseries about Alicia Giménez-Bartlett’s literary character.

The new Petra, produced by Cattleya —part of ITV Studios— in association with Bartlebyfilm, has started shooting in Genoa, Italy.

The project consists of four episodes inspired by the world’s most famous woman detective from Barcelona, Petra Delicado, a character created twenty-one years ago by Alicia Giménez-Bartlett...

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After the success of Fever Dream (Distancia de rescate), longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, Mouthful of Birds and Other Stories by Samanta Schweblin has received exceptionally enthusiastic reviews in US and UK.

Translated by Megan McDowell, it has been published by Riverhead in the United States and by Oneworld in the United Kingdom.

In 2010, Samanta Schweblin was included in the prestigious...

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The jury of the 75th edition of the Nadal Prize, formed by Alicia Giménez Bartlett, Care Santos, Lorenzo Silva, Andrés Trapiello and Emili Rosales, gave the award to the novel Los crímenes de Alicia (Alice’s Murders) by Guillermo Martínez. The verdict was made public on January 6th, at the traditional literary evening that this year celebrated its 75th anniversary.

Another January 6th, but in 1945, Carmen Laforet wo...

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The new André Malraux Prize was awarded for the first time in 2018, to honour a novel and an essay committed to "the service of the human condition" each year. The winners were announced on 23 November, anniversary of the death of French writer and intellectual André Malraux (1901-1976), a courageous human rights activist.

The first novel to win the André Malraux Prize has been El monarca de las sombras by Javier...

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Isabel Allende became the first Spanish-language author to receive the lifetime achievement award for distinguished contribution to American letters (National Book Award), which has previously been won by Arthur Miller, John Updike, Toni Morrison, Joan Didion and Tom Wolfe.

In her speech, Allende said she was accepting the award on “behalf of millions of people like myself who have come to this country in search of...

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Fernando del Paso died Wednesday at his home in Guadalajara. Born in Mexico City in 1935, del Paso is considered a son of the Latin American post-boom and one of the most widely recognised authors in contemporary Mexican literature, whose works recreate some of the most universal chapters in Mexican history.

In his youth, Fernando del Paso quit medical school due to his aversion to blood and guts. In 1966 he...

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La Pléiade will publish a selection of the best works by António Lobo Antunes. The collection belongs to Gallimard, and owes its prestige to the select group of classics featured, as well as its unmistakably elegant binding.

Following in the footsteps of Philip Roth and Mario Vargas Llosa, António Lobo Antunes has joined the small group of writers who’ve received this honour during their lifetimes.

Admired by Georg...

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The writer Rodrigo Blanco Calderón (Caracas, 1981) won the Venezuelan 'Premio de la Crítica Ficción Breve' for his novel The Night. The book, published by Editorial Madera Fina and by Alfaguara, has the political and social crisis in Venezuela as background.

The title 'The Night' alludes to the constant blackouts of the city of Caracas in whose night, doubly dark, danger and violence coexist with the dreams and...

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The writer Clara Usón  won the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize for her novel The Shy Assasin. The award is given within the framework of the International Book Fair of Guadalajara and its purpose is the dissemination of literature written by women (unlike many mixed awards, which are intended to contribute literature written by men).

The jury, composed of Ana García Bergua, Claudia Piñeiro and Daniel Centeno,...

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