Cristian Crusat in conversation with Paul Viejo

II Ciclo de conversaciones literarias en la Feria del Libro de Granada

Cristian Crusat Schretzmayer was born in Málaga in 1983. He studied literature at the Madrid Complutense University and applied linguistics at Menéndez Pelayo International University in Santander. He obtained a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Amsterdam. He has had four collections of short stories published by Pre-­Textos: Estatuas (2006); Tranquilo en tiempos de guerra (2010); Breve teoría del viaje y el  desierto, (2011; European Union Prize for Literature in 2013); and Solitario empeño (2015), as well as having his work included in the anthology Cuento español actual: 1992–­2012 (Cátedra, 2014). He is also the author of the essay “Vidas de vidas: Una historia no académica de la biografía” (Páginas de Espuma, 2015). In 2012 he translated (with Rocío Rosa) and published the articles and criticism of Marcel Schwob in El deseo de lo único: Teoría de la ficción (Páginas de Espuma, 2012).

Paul Viejo (b. 1978) is the author of the short-story collections Los ensimismados (Páginas de Espuma, 2011), the novel La madera y la ceniza (Universidad Popular José Hierro, 2003; Francisco Ayala Fiction Novel Prize), the poetry collection Extraña forma de memoria (UCM, 2002; Blas de Otero prize), the literary monograph Sherlock Holmes: Biografía (Páginas de Espuma, 2003), and the play Quinta Avenida esquina con qué (Ñaque, 2006; 9th Young Drama Award). He has translated into Spanish the Correspondencia 1899-­1904 between Chekhov and Olga Knipper (Páginas de Espuma, 2008) and prepared the complete edition of Diario de un escritor (Páginas de Espuma, 2010) by Fjodor Dostoyevski, and Chekhov’s Cuentos completos in four volumes (Páginas de Espuma, 2013–­2016). He also edited the complete poems of Ana Rossetti, La ordenación (José Manuel Lara Foundation, 2004), and the poetry of Elsa López A mar abierto (Hiperión, 2006).