La vuelta al día (Around the Day) by Hipólito G. Navarro – A Review

La vuelta al día (Around the Day) Hipólito G. Navarro Páginas de Espuma, 2016, pg. 251 La vuelta al día (Around the Day) is Hipólito G. Navarro’s 2016 return to print after a long, eleven year absence. Navarro is a Spanish writer, mainly of short stories, who has been one of the seminal short story … Continue reading La vuelta al día (Around the Day) by Hipólito G. Navarro – A Review

Los últimos percances (the Latest Misfortunes) by Hipólito G Navarro – a Brief Review

I just finished the Los últimos percances (the Latest Misfortunes) by Hipólito G Navarro, which marks the last of the three books with in the short story collection by the same name. Written in 2005, it is his last collection of new work, although El pez volador, a selection of the stories from this book, … Continue reading Los últimos percances (the Latest Misfortunes) by Hipólito G Navarro – a Brief Review

Los Tigres Albinos (The Albino Tigrers) By Hipolito G Navarro – A Brief Review

Los Tigres Albinos (2001) is the second of the three books of short stories collected in Los Últimos Percances and is further evidence shown in El AburrimientoLester (1996), the first book of the collection, of Navarro’s masterful command of the short story medium. His stories are always inventive, seeking to stretch the short story form. … Continue reading Los Tigres Albinos (The Albino Tigrers) By Hipolito G Navarro – A Brief Review

Satirizing Modern Spain on the Edge of Crisis: Robert Juan-Cantavella at the Quarterly Conversation

The Quarterly Conversation has a very good article on the young Spanish novelist Robert Juan-Cantavella and his satires of modern Spain on the edge of the current crisis. Whether or not you will ever read him, it is a very good summary of many of the cultural trends that have afflicted Spain in the last … Continue reading Satirizing Modern Spain on the Edge of Crisis: Robert Juan-Cantavella at the Quarterly Conversation

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

Interview with Juan Casamayor Editor of Páginas de Espuma at Página 12

Página 12 has an interview with uan Casamayor Editor of Páginas de Espuma, one of my favorite publishers right there with Open Letter. They specialize in short stories and have published some great works by some of the best in short stories (see my reviews of Navarro and Neuman). The interview talks about the press, its … Continue reading Interview with Juan Casamayor Editor of Páginas de Espuma at Página 12

La familia del aire: Entrevistas con cuentistas españoles (The Family of the Air: Interviews with Spanish Short Story Writers) by Miguel Ángel Muñoz – A review

La familia del aire: Entrevistas con cuentistas españoles (The Family of the Air: Interviews with Spanish Short Story Writers) Miguel Ángel Muñoz Páginas de Espuma, 2011, 474 pg. The Spanish short story writer Miguel Ángel Muñoz’s La familia del aire: Entravistas con cuentistas españoles (The Family of the Air: Interviews with Spanish Short Story Writers) … Continue reading La familia del aire: Entrevistas con cuentistas españoles (The Family of the Air: Interviews with Spanish Short Story Writers) by Miguel Ángel Muñoz – A review

My Article on Four UnTranslated Short Stories Is Up at the Quarterly Conversation

My article about four untranslated Spanish short story writers is now up at the Quarterly Conversation. It turned out really well and is a much longer form article than I normally write coming in at a little over 3K words. While I think the stories mentioned in the article are great I had to leave out … Continue reading My Article on Four UnTranslated Short Stories Is Up at the Quarterly Conversation

Granta Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists – A Review (Part II)

I learned something in reading this collection: with certain exceptions, I find novel excerpts irritating. Either they are too short to say anything, or just when they get going they stop. I also relearned that my antipathy for best of youth collections seldom live up to the word best. That is unavoidable, of course, with … Continue reading Granta Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists – A Review (Part II)

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

Celebrating the Indepedent Book Store – Madrid’s Short Story Only Shop

Some say that Spain has been enjoying a renaissance of the short story. You can see part of that in Madrid’s Tres Rosas Amarillas (Three Yellow Roses) which only carries short stories. It isn’t a big shop, but it looks interesting. It makes me almost wish I was going to Madrid this year. For those … Continue reading Celebrating the Indepedent Book Store – Madrid’s Short Story Only Shop

Reviewed

This is more a list of what I’ve read. Not everything has been reviewed. Links to my reviews published on other sites are available on my Published page. Title Author Year Read La tierra será un paraiso (The Earth Will Be a Paradise) Juan Eduardo Zúñiga 2019 Doña Perfecta Benito Pérez Galdós 2019 Through the … Continue reading Reviewed