Jesús Carrasco was born in Badajoz in 1972 and in 2005 moved to Seville, where he currently lives. His novel Out In the Open has been one of the most successful writing debuts in recent years in international literature, winning the Book of the Year as awarded by the Madrid Booksellers; the Fundación de Estudios Rurales’ Prize for Culture, Art and Literature; the English PEN Award and the Prix Ulysse for Best First Novel. Chosen as Book of the Year by El País in 2013 and selected by The Independent as one of the best translated books of 2014 in the United Kingdom, Out In the Open has been translated into around 20 languages and made into a film by Benito Zambrano. His second novel, La tierra que pisamos (Seix Barral, 2016), “a powerful novel, both moving and chilling” (J. A. Masoliver Ródenas, Cultura/s), won the 2016 European Union Literature Prize. The author will talk to Irma Gallo.