Please join us for the book launch of Cremation the masterpiece from one of our most beloved Spanish authors, Rafael Chirbes, translated by Valerie Miles.
Valerie Miles will be in attendance to discuss this amazing novel and its translation process.
Valerie Miles is a publisher, writer, translator and the co–founder of Granta en español. She is known for promoting Spanish and Latin American literature and their translation in the English speaking world, at the same time as bringing American and British authors to Spain and Latin America for the first time, working with main publishing houses on the sector. She is currently the co-director of Granta en español and The New York Review of Books in its Spanish translation. In 2012 she co-curated a Roberto Bolaño exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona. In addition, she is a professor in the post-graduate program for literary translation at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.
“An overflowing, mesmeric masterpiece about greed from “one of the most remarkable authors on the Spanish scene”—The Guardian
“Rafael Chirbes is a master of the kind of Spanish literature that shines most brightly in lyrical descriptive passages and powerful metaphors.” —Mara Faye Lethem, The New York Times
“Utterly convincing in its psychological details, but also memorable for the beauty of its writing and rhythms.” —COLM TÓIBÍN
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