8 Untranslated Spanish Authors at Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders has a great edition this month featuring 8 untranslated Spanish authors. This is an exciting edition because it features one of my favorites, Cristina Fernández Cubas. It has several I don’t know well, but Juan Eduardo Zúñiga is someone I’ve been looking forward to for some time and will be reading this year. I think they missed a few which you can read about here.
This month we present poetry and prose by twelve Spanish masters whose dazzling work has been unavailable to the English-language world. Exploring scenes ranging from the devastating Madrid subway bombing to the idyllic coastline of Greece, in rhapsodic poetry and anguished prose, these writers provide new insight into Spanish literature today. Read Fernando Aramburu, Cristina Fernández Cubas, Miquel de Palol, Ignacio Martínez de Pisón, Antonio Gamoneda, Pere Gimferrer, Berta Vias Mahou, César Antonio Molina, Juan Antonio Masoliver Ródenas, Olvido Garcia Valdés, Pedro Zarraluki, and Juan Eduardo Zúñiga, and discover the breadth and depth of contemporary Spanish writing. This issue is part of the SPAIN arts & culture program and was made possible thanks to a charitable contribution from the Spain-USA Foundation. We thank the Foundation for its generous support, and our guest editors, Javier Aparicio, Aurelio Major, and Mercedes Monmany, for their excellent work in selecting the authors and pieces presented here.

Elsewhere, we present writing from Syria, as Zakariya Tamer tells tales of djinns and talking walls, Abdelkader al-Hosni reflects on friendship, Golan Haji considers magic and loss, and Lukman Derky mourns a history of war.

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The Spanish Short Story Featured on Nostromo (Spanish Only)

I recently discovered the Spanish literary program Nostromo and the most recent episode is about the short story. It was quite interesting and worth watching, especially since it features one of the favorites at By the Fire Light, Cristina Fernández Cubas. Update: here’s the link

Nuestro programa de hoy está dedicado al relato. José María Merino, autor de extraordinarios relatos y microrelatos, compartirá con nosotros su particular visión sobre el género. También visitarán Nostromo Sergi Pàmies, Cristina Fernández Cubas y Pedro Zarraluki: tres de los mejores cuentistas de nuestro país. Una serie de lectores y escritores nos recomendarán sus cuentos y autores favoritos, y en el espacio de poesía contaremos con Jorge Riechmann, un poeta comprometido con la ecología.