González Sainz, J.A.

J. A. González Sainz (Soria, 1956) is a writer and translator. His latest book is a collection of short stories, El viento en las hojas (The wind in the leaves). Among his other works are the novels Ojos que no ven (None So Blind, Hispabooks, 2015), Volver al mundo (Back to the world) and Un mundo exasperado (An exasperated world), which received the Herralde Novel Prize. In 2005 he was awarded the Castilla y León Literature Prize. He has translated a number of books from Italian to Spanish by authors such as Magris, Del Giudice, Flaiano, Stuparich, Severino, and was founder and director of one of the most important cultural magazines during Spain's Transition from dictatorship to democracy, namely Archipiélago, cuadernos de la crítica de la cultura (1989-2009). He received his degree in Hispanic Philology from the University of Barcelona and has taught Spanish as a Foreign Language for more than thirty years.

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