Marcos Giralt Torrente is author of the story collection Entiéndame (Understand Me), his celebrated literary debut, the novel París (Paris, Hispabooks, 2014) which won the Herralde Novel Award in 1999, and the novella Nada sucede solo (Nothing Happens By Itself). He was writer-in-residence at the Spanish Academy in Rome, the Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf and the University of Aberdeen, and was part of the Berlin Artists-in-Residence Programme in 2002-2003. His second novel was entitled Los seres felices (The Happy Beings) and his third, Tiempo de vida (Father and Son, a Lifetime, Sarah Crichton Books, 2014) met with significant critical and public acclaim, winning the Spanish National Book Award for Fiction in 2011, and is currently in its fifth edition. His latest book, the short story collection El final del amor (The End of Love, McSweeneys, 2013), was the winner of the International Short Fiction Award Ribera del Duero in 2011, the highest endowed award for story collections in Spain.
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