La buena letra
Ana tells her son pieces of a life filled with the superficial miseries from which her personal and family relationships are constructed. Her words become a hard legacy for a new generation which wants to trascend innocence. The novel, then, is not focused on grand historic events, but on the intimate and daily, on the gestures and silences of characters wounded by betrayal and disloyalty, by frustrated wishes and despair.
TRANSLATION RIGHTS SALES
- Germany (Antje Kunstmann)
- France (Rivages)
- The Netherlands (Menken, Kasander & Wigman)
- Italy (Le Lettere)
- Serbia & Montenegro (Cigoja Stampa)
- Greece (Eikostou Protou)
- Italy (Feltrinelli)
Rafael Chirbes (Tabernes de Valldigna 1949 – Beniarneig, Spain, 2015) studied Modern and Contemporary History in Madrid. He worked as a literary critic and wrote for a travel magazine for some years. His novel La larga marcha was awarded in Germany with the SWR/Die Bestenliste Prize. Among many other awards, with Crematorio (2007) and En la orilla (2014) he obtained the Critics Prize, and with En la orilla also the National Prize for Narrative.
A tribute to Rafael Chirbes by Valerie Miles.