No callar. Crónicas, ensayos y artículos 2000-2022

No callar. Crónicas, ensayos y artículos 2000-2022

Non-fiction , 2023


Pages: 608

“The foremost Spanish author.” Garth Risk Hallberg, The New York Times / “The greatest living author.” Aldo Cazullo, Il Corriere della Sera / “I consider Javier Cercas one of the finest writers in our language.” Mario Vargas Llosa, El País

The most lucid, dazzling texts by a writer of international stature, finally collected together in an anthology that makes for compulsive reading.

No callar tackles everything from the hottest defining issues of the current historical moment (populism, post-truth and fake news, storytelling, surveillance capitalism, threats to democracy, new authoritarianisms) to their repercussions in the Spanish world (a review of the Transition and the Civil War, the disorientation of the left, the discredit of the institutions, partocracy, the lack of consensus, etc.), and the local manifestations of all this, such as Catalan secessionism.

These "readings of the present", which exemplify Javier Cercas' social awareness and commitment, are complemented by intelligent reflections on the value of journalism and Spanish and international literary life, together with memorable portraits of personalities from cinema, music, sports and literature. Thus, this anthology offers a brilliant analysis of this day and age, while also constituting a personal manifesto on the issues that matter most to us, written by one of the most relevant European authors.

"El de Cercas es un libro honesto. ¿Conocen algo más importante que marque el pensamiento de una persona?" Álex Sàlmon, Abril, El Periódico

"Una voz única que lo ha convertido en un clásico del periodismo contemporáneo, porque es una nueva forma de conocimiento." Jordi Amat, Babelia, El País