One Hundred Years in the Life of a Woman
It is 1920, the year when Spanish flu was wreaking havoc in South America, and Violeta del Valle is born into a prosperous upper-class Chilean family. And she will live long enough to witness another pandemic a century later. But let's begin at the beginning.
El libro de Carmen Laforet. Vista por sí misma / The Carmen Laforet Book. Seen Through Her Own Eyes
Carmen Laforet, her life out of the spotlight
This moving biography of Carmen Laforet, prepared by her son Agustín Cerezales, coincides with the centenary of the birth of one of the most important and also most enigmatic writers of Spanish literature.
Juan Jacinto Muñoz Rengel
La capacidad de amar del Sr. Königsberg / The Capacity for Love of Mr Königsberg
An original, hilarious cross between Bartleby, the Scrivener, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Paul Königsberg is the perfect employee: punctual, methodical and obsessive, and so attached to his work that he is incapable of even saying “hello” to the office colleague he has been in love with for years.
Existiríamos el mar
Porque sería posible vivir de otra manera.
Una novela luminosa sobre la lealtad y la convivencia.
En el portal 26 de la Calle Martín Vargas de Madrid, Lena, Hugo, Ramiro, Camelia y Jara han logrado convertir el piso que comparten en un espacio de vida en común. A sus cuarenta años viven juntos por necesidad y porque forma parte de su manera de entender la convivencia y las relaciones personales.
Últimes notícies del Chaco / Latest News of Chaco
Since time immemorial an indigenous tribe has lived on the land that is now the legal property of a multinational. And so whom does it belong to? A highly intelligent novel about justice and morality in the globalised world.
No em busquis / Don’t Look For Me
A fast-paced thriller with many contrasts, about two very different women who are forced to reach an understanding in a search against the clock.
Silvia, an executive who lives in the highest and wealthiest part of Barcelona, discovers that her son Martí has missed his last session of rehabilitation treatment, which he has been receiving for many months. Then her worst fears are confirmed: Martí has disappeared without trace. The only news she has from him is a message that says: “Don't look for me.”
Miquel de Palol
Copèrnic / Copernicus
What if the Mr Hyde hiding inside you had his own voice and expressed out loud everything you had repressed during your whole life?
The peaceful life of Toni Radiguet, a married man with children who have already fled the nest, is turned upside down when a pimple appears on the nape of his neck.
A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes
In March 2014, Gabriel García Márquez, one of the most acclaimed writers of the twentieth century, came down with a cold. The woman who had been by his side for more than fifty years, his wife, Mercedes Barcha, was not hopeful; her husband, affectionately known as “Gabo,” was then nearly eighty-seven and battling dementia. “I don’t think we’ll get out of this one,” she told their son Rodrigo.
José María Ridao
Un imprescindible ensayo sobre las raíces de la intolerancia y sus repercusiones en la política actual.
El autor explora con enorme lucidez diversos aspectos controvertidos de la historiografía española: la negación del pasado musulmán, las consecuencias de la expulsión de judíos y moriscos de nuestro país, la imposición de una ortodoxia religiosa de tintes retrógrados, las dificultades que la tolerancia ha tenido para prosperar en España...
Mario Vargas Llosa
Dos soledades. Un diálogo sobre la novela en America Latina
“In this book there are more valuable lessons on the novelist’s craft than at any faculty of literature.” Juan Gabriel Vásquez.
In September 1967, the two young authors Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa met up in Lima to discuss Latin American literature. The former had already sold thousands of copies of One Hundred Years of Solitude. The latter had just won the Rómulo Gallegos Award for The Green House. Today they are universally considered two of the greatest exponents of literature in Spanish...