Literature Across Frontiers, in partnership with the Cervantes Institute and the Etxepare Institute, are bringing two of Spain’s most exciting new literary voices to the UK: Kirmen Uribe and Jesús Carrasco.
Jesús Carrasco’s debut novel, Out in the Open, was a runaway success in Spain; it won the Spanish Booksellers Prize and was named the best novel of 2013 by El País. With echoes of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, it’s a powerful, troubling tale of a boy in a drought-stricken country ruled by violence. The English translation is published by Vintage.
Kirmen Uribe won the National Prize of Literature for his highly original first novel Bilbao-New York-Bilbao, which was translated from Basque into 14 languages including English (published by Seren). His poetry collection Meanwhile Take My Hand was a finalist for the 2008 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, and his writing has been published in The New Yorker.
The writers will be touring the UK and appearing at London Literature Festival, Ilkley Literature Festival and the Manchester Literature Festival.
London Literature Festival: ‘Revolutionaries and Runaways’
1.30pm Saturday 10th October, 2015
Southbank Centre, London
For more information and to book visit the Southbank Centre website.
Ilkley Literature Festival: ‘Bilbao-Ilkley-Seville’
4.45pm, Sunday 11th October, 2015
For more information and to book visit the Ilkley Literature Festival website
Manchester Literature Festival
6.30pm, Tuesday 13th October, 2015
Instituto Cervantes, Manchester
For more information and to book visit the Manchester Literature Festival website