Snippet: Best Fiction 2015 (Spain)

According to La Vanguardia newspaper, these are the best novels of 2015

Spanish:

  1. También esto pasará [This too shall pass], by Milena Busquets, cf. post
  2. La habitación de Nona [Nona’s room], by Cristina Fernández

  3. Blitz, by David Trueba

  4. Signor Hoffman [Mr. Hoffman], by Eduardo Halfon

  5. Siete casas vacías [Seven empty houses], by Samanta Schweblin

Catalan:

  1. Puja a casa [Come home], by Jordi Nopca, cf. post
  2. Gegants del gel [Ice giants], by Joan Benesiu
  3. Sicília sense morts [Sicily without the dead], by Guillem Frontera, cf. post

  4. La filla estrangera [The foreign daughter], by Najat El Hachmi

  5. Principio de incertidumbre [title in Spanish; Beginning of uncertainty], by Martí Sales

 

The daily El País asked its critics for the best books in general, i.e. their list is a mix of genres and original languages; the first ten are these:

  1. Los diarios de Emilio Renzi. Años de formación [The Emilio Renzi diaries. The formative years]. Ricardo Piglia
  2. Farándula [Show biz]. Marta Sanz
  3. Diarios (1956-1985) [Diaries]. Jaime Gil de Biedma
  4. La guerra no tiene rostro de mujer [The war doesn’t have a woman’s face]. Svetlana Alexiévich. Translated by Yulia Doblovolskaia and Zahara García González
  5. Sumisión [Submission]. Michel Houellebecq. Translated by Joan Riambau
  6. Eso [It]. Inger Christensen. Translated by Francisco J. Uriz
  7. La ley del menor [The children act]. Ian McEwan. Translated by Jaime Zulaika
  8. Freud. En su tiempo y en el nuestro [Freud. In his time and in ours]. Élisabeth Roudinesco. Translated by Horacio Pons
  9. Cicatriz [Scar]. Sara Mesa
  10. La mujer de pie [Standing woman]. Chantal Maillard.

 

SOURCE: La Vanguardia, Dec. 24, 2015; El País, Dec. 17, 2015

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