In 1999 Marcos Giralt Torrente’s novel Paris was the unanimous selection for Spain’s XVII Premio Herralde de Novela by a jury consisting of Roberto Bolaño, Salvador Clotas, Juan Cueto, Ester Tusquets, and the publisher Jorge Herralde. Last week Giralt Torrente won Italy’s prestigious book prize, the Premio Strega Europeo, for his third novel Tiempo de vida.
In this week’s Saturday European Fiction you can read an excerpt from the just published Paris, translated into English by Margaret Jull Costa.
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Photo of Marcos Giralt Torrente by José Ramón Ladra