Granta Presents Best Young Spanish Language Novelists!
310 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
The Creative Writing Program presents a reading and discussion of contemporary Spanish-language literature and translation on the occasion of the publication of Granta's new Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists. Guest editor Valerie Miles, who co-founded Granta Spain in 2003, will introduce three writers featured in the Granta anthology: David Aliaga (Barcelona), Alejandro Morellón (Mallorca/Madrid), and Irene Reyes-Noguerol (Sevilla). Translator Lizzie Davis will also participate in the discussion. The event is co-presented with the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, DC and co-sponsored by the Departments of Spanish & Portuguese Studies, Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, and Chicano & Latino Studies.
This reading and discussion, which will take place in English, is free and open to the public. No reservations or tickets necessary. For questions about accessibility services and the venue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-626-1528.
Granta's Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists showcases the work of 25 of the most exciting writers under 35 in the Spanish-speaking world, chosen by judges Chloe Aridjis, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Rodrigo Fresán, Aurelio Major, Gaby Wood, and guest editor Miles.
David Aliaga's fiction books include Y no me llamaré más Jacob (2016) and El año nuevo de los árboles (2018), some of whose short stories have been translated into English. Aliaga is a specialist in representation of Jewish identity, both in contemporary literature and in comic books, and in 2018 he co-directed Séfer, the Jewish Book Festival of Barcelona. Last year, the city of Barcelona awarded him with the Montserrat Roig scholarship for creative writing.
Alejandro Morellón is the author of the short story books La noche en que caemos (Monteleón Prize, 2012), El estado natural de las cosas (Gabriel García Márquez Prize, 2017), El peor escenario posible (Ignacio Aldecoa Prize, 2022); the novel Caballo sea la noche (Candaya, 2019); and the book of mistic poems Un dios extranjero (San Juan de la Cruz Mistic Poetry Prize).
Irene Reyes-Noguerol has a BA in Hispanic Philology at the University of Seville and has completed a Creative Writing Workshop at the Camilo José Cela University of Madrid. She is currently working as a Spanish Language and Literature teacher. Reyes-Noguerol has won several awards, both in national and international story contests, and her texts have appeared, so far, in 14 anthologies. At the age of 18 she published her first solo book, Caleidoscopios, followed by De Homero y otros dioses (2018).