Event 46

Ray Loriga and Carlos Zanón in conversation with Luis Alemany

The dark novel

Venue: IE University

Carlos Zanón and Ray Loriga are multifaceted writers who have worked with novels, film scripts, criticism, press articles, and children's literature. Both have written exceptional works in genres such as Zanón’s noir work, or Loriga’s minimalist realism. Their latest novels treat, from different angles, love, the loss of youth, illness, suicide, how to face death and the loss of illusion. Either from the Suicide Assistance Center or in the bizarre route of three musicians through campsites on the Mediterranean coast, the protagonists of both authors are escaping towards the end. Both draw on what pop culture has nurtured them to get on with life and stay alive. And both resolve the leap into the void, each one as their literary world leadas them to accept: credible, original, hopeful and deeply personal. They will discuss this in a conversation moderated by El Mundo journalist Luis Alemany.

Zanón has published some twenty works, including Tarde, mal y nunca (2009), Yo fui Johnny Thunders (2014, Hammet Award) Taxi (2017), or Love Song (2022), and the articles compilation Cien formas de romper un glaciar (2023).Loriga, writer, screenwriter and film director, has published works such as Héroes (1993), Rendición (2017, Alfaguara Novel Prize) and Cualquier verano es un final (2023).

At the end of the event, the authors will sign copies of their books at the book stall at the main entrance of IE University.

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