Velocidad de los jardines (The Speed of Gardens) by Eloy Tizón – A Review

Velocidad de los jardines (The Speed of Gardens) Eloy Tizón Páginas de Espuma 2017 (1992), pg 146 Velocidad de los jardines, published in 1992, is considered one of the key collections from the generation of authors that first began to publish in Spain during the 1990s. On the occasion of its 25th anniversary Páginas de Espumas … Continue reading Velocidad de los jardines (The Speed of Gardens) by Eloy Tizón – A Review

Técnicas de iluminación (Illumination Techniques) by Eloy Tizón

Técnicas de iluminación (Illumination Techniques) Eloy Tizón Páginas de Espuma, 2013, pg 163 Spanish author Eloy Tizón’s Técnicas de iluminación (Illumination Techniques) is the most aptly name collection of short stories I have read for some time, one that not only describes what he is trying to do as a writer, but also what the … Continue reading Técnicas de iluminación (Illumination Techniques) by Eloy Tizón

Eloy Tizón’s Técnicas de iluminación Reviewed in El Confidencial

Eloy Tizón has published a new book of short stories Técnicas de iluminación from Páginas de espuma. I thought Paparados was an excellent book and enjoyed it immensely. I’ve been looking forward to reading his new one ever since I heard it was coming out. The review makes it sound interesting. Los mecanismos narrativos que … Continue reading Eloy Tizón’s Técnicas de iluminación Reviewed in El Confidencial

New Collection of Stories from Spanish Writer Eloy Tizón to Be Published

Eloy Tizon one of the main points of reference for the modern Spanish short story will be publishing a new collection of short stories. Paginas de Espuma will be the publisher. This is good news. I was quite impressed with Parparados which I covered in my article at the Quarterly Conversation. I’m looking forward to … Continue reading New Collection of Stories from Spanish Writer Eloy Tizón to Be Published

The Guardian Reviews Purgatory by Tomás Eloy Martínez

Tomás Eloy Martínez’s last book Purgatory  has been published. “It sounds like another good book. The Guardian has the review: A superb political reporter, Martínez perfected in his novels the blending of strict journalistic fact with the devices of fiction. He said that he had learned the craft when, in the late 60s, the exiled … Continue reading The Guardian Reviews Purgatory by Tomás Eloy Martínez

Parpadeos (The Blink of an Eye) by Eloy Tizón – A Brief Review

Parpadeos (The Blink of an Eye) Eloy Tizón Editorial Anagrama, 2006, 141 pg This is the third book that will be featured in an upcoming article about the Spanish Short story in Spain. Papadeos is a little bit more hit and miss than the works of Cristina Fernandez Cubas or Hipolito G. Navarro, but it … Continue reading Parpadeos (The Blink of an Eye) by Eloy Tizón – A Brief Review

Excerpt Of The Century Behind Me: A Family Saga by Eloy Urroz at Ezra Fitz dot com

Ezra Fitz, the translator of Alberto Fuguet, has an excerpt of The Century Behind Me: A Family Saga by Eloy Urroz which he has translated and is looking to publish. As with his excerpt from Missing, it is a generous excerpt and worth a look. The protagonist is a woman by the name of Silvana Forns Nakash, … Continue reading Excerpt Of The Century Behind Me: A Family Saga by Eloy Urroz at Ezra Fitz dot com

Tomás Eloy Martínez Interview in El País

There is an excellent interview with Tomás Eloy Martínez in El País Sunday. The interview covers his thoughts on journalism, especially new journalism, and how the Internet is changing journalism, mostly for the bad. It also covers how he got his start at a journalist—it paid more than an academic career and had better prospects. … Continue reading Tomás Eloy Martínez Interview in El País

Spanish Short Stories

  Short stories originally written in Spanish. Some of these authors have written novels and I have reviewed some of them, too. I note them as needed. I also wrote an article for the Quarterly Conversation that covered several of these authors. I have listed the article several times. If you want to get a … Continue reading Spanish Short Stories

Remaking the Short Story: Four Untranslated Authors from Spain

Essay Published on March 5, 2012 in the Quarterly Conversation. Published in Issue 27 DISCUSSED IN THIS ESSAY: Todos los cuentos by Cristina Fernádez Cubas. Tusquets, 2008. Los últimos percances by Hipólito G. Navarro. Seix Barral, 2005. Parpadeos by Eloy Tizón. Anagrama, 2006. La vida ausente by Ángel Zapata. Páginas de Espuma, 2006. La familia … Continue reading Remaking the Short Story: Four Untranslated Authors from Spain

The Micro Short Story in Spanish – A New Collection and an Overview

El Pais has an overview of a new collection of micro short stories in Spanish, edited by Fernando Valls whose blog La Nave de los Locos is a must if you are interested in the Spanish language short story, and published by Menoscuarto, called Mar de pirañas (Sea of Piranas). Mar de pirañas (Menos cuarto) … Continue reading The Micro Short Story in Spanish – A New Collection and an Overview

Spanish Short Story Writer Medardo Fraile Has Died

The Spanish short story writer Medardo Fraile (1925-2013) has died. While not known well in English, he is considered one of the best of his generation, which included Aldecoa, Martín Gaite, Sánchez Ferlosio, Matute, and Fernández Santos. The writers of later generations such as Navarro, Tizón, Sáez de Ibarra have recognized his work, which is realistic … Continue reading Spanish Short Story Writer Medardo Fraile Has Died

Finalists for the Spanish Short Story Prize Premio Ribera del Duero Anounced

The short list fr the third Premio Ribera del Duero for short stories in Spanish has been announced.  I have only read one of these authors, Tizon, which I reviewed in my article on the Spanish Short story. I didn’t realize he had a new book last year. Rossi sounds familiar as does Padilla, but I haven’t read them. … Continue reading Finalists for the Spanish Short Story Prize Premio Ribera del Duero Anounced

Merino, Fernández Cubas, Shua, Peri Ross, Hidalgo Bayali and Marsé on the Best Short Story Writers

El Pais has an article where short story authors Merino, Fernández Cubas, Shua, Peri Ross, Hidalgo Bayali and Marsé discuss the best short story writers of today, including those in Spanish. Perhaps it could be a more insightful article, but it does have a few points of interest. “Poe, Maupassant, Kafka, Borges, Cortázar… ¿Cómo elegir? … Continue reading Merino, Fernández Cubas, Shua, Peri Ross, Hidalgo Bayali and Marsé on the Best Short Story Writers

Spanish Language Fiction In English for 2011 – Via Three Percent

Three Percent has updated their translation database for 2011 (you can see the whole list here (Excel file)). But I thought it would be interesting to look at just the Spanish language fiction, especially if you don’t have Excel. Many of the names are familiar such as Bloano, Volpi, Aira, Castellanos Moya. I recognize Felix … Continue reading Spanish Language Fiction In English for 2011 – Via Three Percent