Jean-Baptiste Del Amo is one of the most outstanding writers in contemporary French fiction. Une éducation libertine (2008) won the Goncourt First Novel Prize. It was followed by Le sel (2010), Pornographia (2013) and Animalia (2019). His most recent novel, Le fils de l’homme (2022), tells the story of a man who is reunited with his partner and his son after a long absence, and who takes them to live in a house in a remote mountain area, as his own father once did with him. The mother and child soon feel claustrophobic under the father’s control. In conversation with Felipe Restrepo Pombo.
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Cristina Rivera Garza is the author of over 20 publications, including novels, short stories, essays, opera and poetry. She has received numerous awards, including the Anna Seghers Prize, the Roger Caillois Prize for Latin American Literature and the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize, twice. In 2020 she was a MacArthur Fellow and she has lectured at a number of universities, including UNAM and Monterrey Tec. She is the driving force behind the doctorate in Creative Writing in Spanish at the University of Houston. Her most recent book, El invencible verano de Liliana (2021), is the distressing testimony of the femicide of her sister, Liliana Rivera Garza. This forms part of the Volver a contar: Historias latinoamericanas en el Museo Británico project, a collaboration between the Hay Festival and the Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research (SDCELAR) at the British Museum. In conversation with Francisco Carrillo.
Almudena Grandes, a Spanish writer loved and read on both sides of the Atlantic, an outstanding fiction writer who understood how to deal with the painful episodes in her country’s past and who, through novels, offered feminist readings of our reality. Her death marks the end of an era for literature in Spanish. We celebrate her work, legacy and exceptional qualities through her books, with a continuous reading of her Episodes from an Unending War series, made up of five novels, which programme participants and the public are invited to join.
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