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Javier Cercas

Javier Cercas
Javier Cercas (2019)
Born
Javier Cercas Mena

1962 (age 61–62)
NationalitySpanish
Alma materUniversity of Girona
Occupation(s)professor, writer

Javier Cercas Mena (born 1962 in Ibahernando) is a Spanish writer and professor of Spanish literature at the University of Girona, Spain.

He was born in Ibahernando, Cáceres, Spain.[1][2] He is a frequent contributor to the Catalan edition of El País and the Sunday supplement. He worked for two years at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Illinois, United States.[3]

He is part of a group of well-known Spanish novelists who have published "historical memory" fiction, focusing on the Spanish Civil War and Francoist state, including Julio Llamazares, Andrés Trapiello, and Jesús Ferrero.[4]

Soldiers of Salamis (translated by Anne McLean) won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2004.[5] McLean's translations of his novels The Speed of Light and Outlaws were also shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award, in 2008 and 2016 respectively.

During the 2014–15 academic year, he was the Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature at St Anne's College at Oxford, England.[6] He was awarded the 2016 European Book Prize for The Imposter.

Bibliography

  • 1987, El móvil
  • 1989, El inquilino (The Tenant and the Motive) (English translation, 2005)
  • 1994, La obra literaria de Gonzalo Suárez
  • 1997, El vientre de la ballena
  • 1998, Una buena temporada
  • 2000, Relatos reales
  • 2001, Soldados de Salamina (Soldiers of Salamis) (English translation by Anne McLean, 2004)
  • 2005, La velocidad de la luz (The Speed of Light) (English translation by Anne McLean, 2006)
  • 2009, Anatomía de un instante (The Anatomy of a Moment) (English translation by Anne McLean, 2011)
  • 2012, Las leyes de la frontera (published as Outlaws) (English translation by Anne McLean, 2014)
  • 2014, El Impostor [es] (The Impostor) (English translation by Frank Wynne, 2017)
  • 2017, El monarca de las sombras (Literatura Random House, Feb 2017)[7]
  • 2018, The Blind Spot (MacLeHose Press) (English translation by Anne McLean, 2018)
  • 2019, Terra Alta (Even the Darkest Night) (English translation by Anne McLean, 2022)

References

  1. ^ Clubcultura. "Biografía" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 20 March 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  2. ^ ABC (26 September 2012). "Javier Cercas: "No soy independentista y no me gustan las aventuras"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Javier Cercas in conversation". 'SPAIN arts & culture' is the official website for the promotion of Spain's arts and culture in the USA. Retrieved 2022-10-13.
  4. ^ Gina Herrmann, Mass Graves on Spanish TV, essay in Unearthing Franco's Legacy, p.172, 2010
  5. ^ "Arts Council England : Press release detail". 2007-09-27. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  6. ^ "Weidenfeld Visiting Professorship in Comparative European Literature".
  7. ^ El País (Spanish) http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2016/10/19/actualidad/1476900255_158077.html
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