Events

Events

Events

A fully up to date listing of where you can meet Portobello Books authors in the coming months.

November

14/11/2017, 19:00
Andrés Barba at Shakespeare & Company
Life changes at the orphanage the day seven-year-old Marina arrives. She is different from the other girls: at once an outcast and object of fascination. As Marina tries to find her place amongst the girls who are as one, she starts to teach them a game, a game whose rules are dictated by a haunting violence. Alternating between Marina's perspective and the choral we of the other girls, Such Small Hands is at once beautiful and slim, dark and unforgettable. Andrés Barba is a Spanish writer. He has worked as a teacher of Spanish to foreigners at Complutense University in Madrid and now gives writing workshops. He established his reputation with the novel Los hermanos de Katia (2001, made into a film by Mijke de Jong), the book of novellas La recta intención (2002), and the novels Ahora tocad música de baile (2004), Versiones de Teresa (2006, awarded the Torrente Ballester Prize), Las manos pequeñas (2008), Agosto, octubre (2010) and Muerte de un caballo (2010, awarded the Juan March Prize). In collaboration with Javier Montes, he received the Anagrama Essay Prize for La ceremonia del porno (2007). His writing has been translated into eight languages.
Paris, France, 31 rue de Bûcherie,, 75005 Paris
shakespeareandcompany.com

15/11/2017, 18:30
Andrés Barba at Waterstones, London Gower Street
Gower Street Presents is strand of events dedicated to championing the most exciting new literary fiction. Expect off-beat, original and innovative writing. Join us in November for a very special evening, in partnership with the Cervantes Institute, with one of Andrés Barba, one of Spain's foremost young writers. Barba, a writer with a cult status in the UK, is the prize-winning author of twelve books spanning literary fiction, non-fiction, photography, arts and children's literature. He was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young Spanish Novelists. His latest book, Such Small Hands,is a Spanish gothic novella, following a young girl called Marina, who after a terrible car crash in which she loses her parents, must move into an orphanage. Marina tries to find her place amongst the girls who are as one, she starts to teach them a game, a game whose rules are dictated by a haunting violence. Alternating between Marina's perspective and the choral 'we' of the other girls, Such Small Hands is at once beautiful and slim, dark and unforgettable. Join Andrés Barba as he discusses this brilliant new book with Gower Street's Elizabeth Morris.
Waterstones, London Gower Street, 82 Gower St, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 6EQ



 
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