The notion that history is told by the victors is only half true. They are the first to come up with the story, but then there are the scholars and writers – of fiction and non-fiction - who work with proven facts and real people. In this session, Julia Navarro and Santiago Posteguillo, explore their ambitions to reach thousands of readers by recreating the epic biographies of some of history’s protagonists, and fictional characters who had the good fortune or misfortune to live through great historical events and as such led extraordinary lives.
Navarro is a journalist and writer. She made her literary name with La hermandad de la Sábana Santa (The Sisterhood of the Holy Shroud), which was published in 30 countries. The success of her books, which regularly hit the bestseller lists, led her to leave journalism. Her titles include novels such as Dime quién soy, Dispara, yo ya estoy muerto, Tú no matarás, and, most recently, Una historia compartida.
Posteguillo is a philologist, linguist and writer. The literary prizes he has been awarded include the Premio de la Semana de Novela Histórica de Cartagena, the Premio a las Letras de la Generalitat Valenciana in 2010, and the 2014 Premio Barcino de Novela Histórica de Barcelona. In 2018, he was awarded the Planeta Prize for his novel Yo, Julia, followed by the publication of Y Julia retó a los dioses in 2020. His latest novel, Roma soy yo, published by Ediciones B, is the first in a series that will cover the complete biography of Julius Caesar and has been described by the author himself as his most ambitious work.
Event in Spanish
The authors will sign their books after the event.