Antonio Muñoz Molina Interview at Writers and Company

Continuing with her fine series on Franco’s Ghosts: The Remaking of Spain, Elenor Wachtel interviewed Antonio Muñoz Molina for a generous hour in English. They talk about how the history of Spain during the 20th century influenced his family and his writing. It is one of the better interviews I’ve heard that expresses how hard life could be during Franco’s reign and why so many books about that time have been written. They talk a lot about Sepharad, one of his few books in English, so if you haven’t read it, it’s a good opportunity to decide. They also talk about his most recent tome (1000 pg, or so) which hasn’t been published in English. All in all, an excellent interview.

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