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In conversation with Andrés Trapiello


Andrés Trapiello

Café Literario will be a setting for a special evening with the writer Andrés Trapiello. We will go through different layers and aspects of his versatile literary creation.

Andrés Trapiello. Born in Manzaneda de Torío (León) in 1953 and based in Madrid since 1975. Currently he works as a writer and freelance journalist collaborating with numerous publications.

As a poet he published Junto al agua (1980), Las tradiciones (1982), La vida fácil (1985), El mismo libro (1989), and complete poetry works entitled Las tradiciones (1991) and Acaso una verdad (1993) .

His novels are La tinta simpática (1988), El buque fantasma (1992), La malandanza (1996), Días y noches (2000) and Los amigos del crimen perfecto (2003), which received the Nadal Prize, Al morir don Quijote (2004) and Los confines (2009).

He published sixteen tomes of diaries entitled Salón de los pasos perdidos (Salon of lost steps).

10/11, 6pm. Café Literario, Instituto Cervantes Dublín
Moderación: Gabriel Sánchez Espinosa (Queen’s University Belfast)
En español con traducción al inglés disponible. | In Spanish with interpreting into English available.

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Prince of Asturias Awards

Prince of Asturias Awards Ceremony

October was the month of awards. On the 7th October, the Swedish Academy awarded Mario Vargas Llosa the Nobel Prize for Literature.

On the 15th October, Eduardo Mendoza received the Planeta Prize, the literary award with the highest financial pay-out in Spain, and on the 22nd October, the prize-giving ceremony for the Prince of Asturias Awards took place in Oviedo.

The Prince of Asturias Awards are a series of annual prizes awarded in Spain by the Prince of Asturias Foundation to individuals, entities and organizations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, or public affairs.

In November, we would like to invite our readers to get to know the work of some the Spanish and Latin American authors awarded Prince of Asturias Awards for Literature, whose work is perhaps less well-known in the public domain.

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New Spanish writing, by Miranda France

El 22 de October de 2010 en Spanish writers por | Sin comentarios
New Spanish Books

New Spanish Books

One of the great attractions of learning a foreign language – especially one your parents don’t speak – is that feeling of a door opening onto secret territory.

Suddenly the hours spent poring over grammar books and verb tables yield their reward: here is a new world of landscapes, characters, sights and sounds one need not share with immediate family and friends.

I have a bad memory for fiction, but the first Spanish novels I read, at about fifteen, have stayed with me better than English novels read at the same time. Thanks to those books, I travelled to Spain long before actually setting foot on Spanish soil.

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Wondering where to start with the new Nobel laureate?

El 8 de October de 2010 en Latin American writers, Spanish writers, Writers por | 1 comentario

Mario Vargas Llosa: Five essential novels

Wondering where to start with the new Nobel laureate? Here are five highlights


Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists | Online Only | Granta Magazine

Granta’s Best Young Novelists issues have been some of the magazine’s most important – ever since the first ‘Best of Young British Novelists’ in 1983, which featured stories by Salman Rushdie, A. N. Wilson, Adam Mars-Jones and Martin Amis.

There have since been two more Best of Young British Novelists lists, in 1993 and 2003, and lists for American novelists in 1996 and 2007. The titles have become milestones on the literary landscape, predicting talent as much as spotting it.

Read more… Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists | Online Only | Granta Magazine.


Los articuentos de Juan José Millás

El 15 de September de 2009 en Literature, Spanish writers, Writers por | 1 comentario

Se le ha llamado el mejor cronista de las letras españolas. Juan José Millás funde periodismo y literatura en un nuevo género que bautiza como “articuento”, crónicas de lo cotidiano que podemos leer cada día en su página web. De entre todos hemos escogido para presentártelos el último que se incluyó en su página web Ánimo.

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