David Trueba in conversation with Andrés Neuman
First season of Literary Conversations:
David Trueba in conversation with Andrés Neuman.
Date: 20 April 2015.
Venue: Granada Book Fair Central Space.
Sponsorship: EEA Grants and Centro Federico García Lorca Consortium.
David Trueba (b. Madrid, 1976) is a writer, journalist, film director, screenwriter and actor. In film, he wrote the screenplays for Amo tu cama rica, Los peores años de nuestra vida, Two much, Perdita Durango and La niña de tus ojos, and he has directed Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (2013), which won two Goya Awards (Best Direction and Best Film), Madrid, 1987 (2011), Bienvenido a casa (2006), La silla de Fernando (2006), Soldados de Salamina (2002), Obra maestra (2000) and La buena vida (1996). As a writer, he has published the novels Blitz (2014), Saber perder (2008; Critics’ Prize and shorlisted for the Médicis Prize in France in 2010), Cuatro amigos (1999) and Abierto toda la noche (1995). His journalism has been collected in Artículos de ocasión and Tragarse la lengua. His prose work has been translated into fifteen languages.
Andrés Neuman was born in 1977 and initially raised in Buenos Aires. His novels include Bariloche (shortlisted for the Herralde Prize), La vida en las ventanas (shortlisted for the Primavera Prize), Una vez Argentina and El viajero del siglo (Alfaguara Prize). He has also published a book of aphorisms, El equilibrista, and the poetry collections Métodos de la noche, El jugador de billar, El tobogán (Hiperión prize), La canción del antílope and Mística abajo. He has also published collections of haikus, Gotas negras and Sonetos del extraño. He has published the short-story collections El que espera, El último minuto and Alumbramiento, and has worked extnesively on studying and teaching the art of short fiction. Andrés Neuman is without doubt, as all the cirtics agree, one of the most brilliant writers in Spanish of his generation.