Snippet: Fall 2016 publications in Spanish

megustaleer - Los herederos de la tierra - Ildefonso Falcones

Expected to be the bestselling Spanish novel of the fall is Ildefonso Falconés’ sequel to Cathedral of the Sea called Los herederos de la tierra [The inheritors of the earth].

Other publications mentioned by Ayén, put in alphabetical order by the blogger:

Fernando ARAMBURU, Patria [Fatherland] – the Basque Country after ETA…

Roberto BOLAÑO (1953-2003), El espíritu de la ciencia-ficción [The spirit of science fiction] – situated in Mexico City in the 1970s; Ayén wonders why Bolaño didn’t publish it during his lifetime if he considered it finished as maintain the executors of his estate…

Paloma DÍAZ-MAS, Lo que olvidamos [What we forgot]

Julio FAJARDO HERRERO, Asamblea ordinaria [Regular (shareholder?) meeting] – set in a precarious labor market…

Rosa MONTERO, La carne [The flesh] – love with a gigolo; reminds one of last year’s Premio Planeta, Hombres desnudos [Naked men], by Alicia Giménez Bartlett…

Elvira NAVARRO, Los últimos días de Adelaida García Morales [The last days of A.G.M.] – study on an author who died in poverty and virtually unknown.

Marina PEREZAGUA, Don Quijote de Manhattan [Don Quixotte of Manhattan] – the title is quite explicit…

Ricardo PIGLIA, Los diarios de Emilio Renzi: los años felices (1968-1975) [The Emilio Renzi diaries: the happy years] – another example of autofiction?

Álvaro POMBO, La casa del reloj [The clock house] – an unexpected heir has to move into a rich man’s mansion…

Clara SÁNCHEZ, Cuando llega la luz [When the light comes] – sequel to a 2010 book on retired Nazis on the Costa Blanca.

José SANCLEMENTE, Ilusionarium – thriller around a young magician who plunges into the Seine river.

Pilar TENA, La embajadora [The ambassador] – on the new Indian ambassador to Spain, her first meeting with the king, …


SOURCE: Xavi Ayén, La Vanguardia, August 27, 2016, p. 31 f. [printed edition]; Penguin Random House [cover picture]


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