The award-winning Spanish writer Juan Gómez Bárcena is the author of the book of short stories Los que duermen (2012) and the novel El cielo de Lima (2014). His most recent novel, Ni siquiera los muertos (2020), tells the story of a Spanish soldier who pursues an indigenous man known as “El Padre” during the conquest of Mexico. The work reflects on the relationship between two men and two worlds at a time that broke the history of the Americas in two. Daniel Saldaña París (Mexico) was included on the Bogotá39-2017 list, a selection of 39 of the best Latin American fiction writers aged under 40, and is the winner of the 2020 Eccles Centre and Hay Festival Writers Award. His latest book, El nervio principal (2018), tells the story of a man confined to his home, who revisits his childhood in the 1990s in Mexico City and reflects on the abandonment of his mother, an event that has profoundly marked his identity. They will talk to the journalist Beatriz Díez.
In collaboration with the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and with the support of AC/E