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Yo, Julia

Santiago Posteguillo
Yo, Julia / I, Julia

Novel, Planeta (November 2018)

Planeta Prize 2018

Wife and mother of emperors, Julia Domna (170-217), of Syrian origin, was an outsider who captivated all of Rome with her intelligence and beauty. In her struggle to protect her family and husband, Governor Septimius Severus (who she shrewdly turned into an emperor), Julia faced turbulent times.

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No faltaba más

No faltaba más

Cartoon, Lumen México (October 2018)

En más de 170 cartones de humor en los que retrata náufragos, cavernícolas, parejas, todo tipo de animales, oficinistas y ángeles, por mencionar algunos de los muchos personajes que aquí aparecen en los trazos de este agudo observador, Ros nos dibuja, de manera divertida, a todos nosotros en muy distintos escenarios de la vida cotidiana...

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Los tiempos del odio

Rosa Montero
Los tiempos del odio / The Times of Hate

Novel, Seix Barral (October 2018)

Madrid, 2110. Bruna Husky, detective and replicant, faces the most transcendental case of her life: to save the man she loves. Unlike humans, who too often forget their existence is limited, replicants know the exact date their mechanisms will shut down. Bruna Husky’s remaining lifetime is three years, three months, and sixteen days, time too valuable to waste on unimportant things. 

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Las amantes boreales

Irene Gracia
Las amantes boreales / The Borealis Lovers

Novel, Siruela (October 2018)

Las amantes boreales is the story of the deep, abysmal friendship between Roxana and Fedora, two young girls from Saint Petersburg’s upper middle class, during the most tumultuous and definitive period of Russia’s October Revolution.

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Lejos del Tíbet

Teresa Pous
Lejos del Tíbet

Biography / Memoirs, Kairós (October 2018)

Una historia de superación, una lección de vida.

El relato de la vida del lama Thubten Wangchen es fascinante. Desde la huida de su pueblo natal en el Tibet, pasando por la peligrosa travesía por las montañas, su época de mendigo y de niño de la calle en Katmandú, la vida en la escuela para niños tibetanos de la calle, los estudios y la vida espiritual en el monasterio del Dalai Lama en Dharamsala (India), hasta la apertura –por indicación del Dalai Lama– de la Casa del Tibet en Barcelona, donde emprendió su actividad para difundir la cultura tibetana y dar voz al gobierno tibetano en el exilio.

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Santiago Beruete
Verdolatría / Greenolatry

Non-fiction, Turner (October 2018)

A new take on the expression “to live in harmony with nature,” based on another way of understanding our humanity.

Plants can help us understand human contradictions, and inspire us in what Montaigne called “the arduous science of knowing how to live well.”

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A Última Porta Antes da Noite

António Lobo Antunes
A Última Porta Antes da Noite

Novel, Dom Quixote (October 2018)

A journey into the subconscious of five men linked by a criminal pact.

The title A Última Porta Antes da Noite is a reference to the opera Bluebeard’s Castle, by Béla Bartók, and the mystery of the seven doors. Lobo Antunes “opens the doors” into the minds of five characters who’ve planned and committed a crime. 

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Los terneros

Rodrigo Blanco Calderón
Los terneros / Sacrifices

Short stories and novellas, Páginas de Espuma (October 2018)

Rodrigo Blanco Calderón is one of Latin America’s leading young short story writers. After his foray into the novel with the extraordinary and unclassifiable book The Night (Alfaguara, 2016), Rodrigo Blanco is back with seven fascinating stories. This tableau of wonders is inhabited by strange, appealing characters: a taxidermist painter marooned in a hostile society; a blind man who knows his labyrinthine city like the back of his hand; a female motorcyclist who rides naked through the night; a foreigner who learns a language making confessions in Paris churches; and a dying pilot who finds peace listening to a reading of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

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Mi querido asesino en serie

Alicia Giménez Bartlett
Mi querido asesino en serie / My Dear Serial Killer

Novel, Destino (October 2018)

A middle-aged woman is found dead in her own house. This is undoubtedly a murder, but a very special one: the woman has suffered a ferocious attack and her face has been slashed. On her corpse, a spiteful love letter.

Petra Delicado, Fermín Garzón and inspector Roberto Fraile, from the regional police, share the investigation of the case. It will not be the last female victim with identical criminal characteristics. Are the two police forces facing an unusual serial killer? Everything seems to indicate so.

Alicia Giménez Bartlett has come back with a new Petra Delicado case.

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Tres assaigs

Jaume Cabré
Tres assaigs

Non-fiction, Editorial Proa (October 2018)

Cabré's reflections on reading, writing, music and art gathered in a single volume.

Jaume Cabré conceives literature as a search. Throughout the years, this search has been generating doubts in him, testing him and even setting traps for him. From the knowledge of someone who has been giving answers and solutions to the creative process for decades, Cabré has written three testimonial and theoretical texts that are a treasure for any lover of literature and art. They are texts written with the complicity of those who recognize themselves, above all, as a reader, as a listener, as a spectator. 

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