Spanish Literature

Spanish writers Marcos Giralt Torrente and Elia Barceló

Co-presented with the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies and 2015 Adelaide Festival Writers' Week


9 March, 2015

Spanish writers Marcos Giralt Torrente and Elia Barceló join Anne Walsh from our Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies for a wide ranging conversation on the legacy of writers such as Javier Mar'as, Arturo Pérez-Reverte and others, the state of literature in Spain today, the perils of translation and the newest trends is contemporary fiction.

Marcos and Elia are in Australia as guests of the 2015 Adelaide Festival Writers' Week. Their visits are supported by Accion Cultural/Espanola.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Marcos Giralt Torrente

Marcos Giralt Torrente is the author of three novels, a novella, and a book of short stories. He is the recipient of several distinguished awards, including the Spanish National Book Award, in 2011. His books available in English include the novel Paris, his memoir Father and Son, and most recently the collection of stories The End of Love, a quartet of mesmerizing stories that explore the confounding, double-edged promise of love.




Elia Barceló

Elia Barceló is Professor of Hispanic Studies at Innsbruk University, Austria as well as one of the best-selling writers of science fiction in Spanish. She has written science fiction, fantastic and horror fiction, crime and historical novels. Her work is published widely and has been translated into 18 languages. Her fiction available in English includes the novels The Goldsmith’s Secret and Heart of Tango.