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Spanish - Language Stories
Spanish - Language Stories

with Mateo García Elizondo, Valerie Miles & Cristina Morales

Thursday 14 October, 6pm
Central Library

Granta’s second selection of Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists showcases the work of 25 of the most exciting writers in the Spanish-speaking world. Valerie Miles, editor, writer, translator, co-founder of Granta’s literary journal in Spanish joins us to discuss the selection, which encompasses thirteen countries and territories. Two of the chosen authors will appear with Valerie; Mateo García Elizondo (Mexico), whose story ‘Capsule’ (translated by Robin Myers) tells of a prisoner launched into space to see out his sentence, and Cristina Morales (Spain) whose admiration of fierce women and fury at their treatment by men drives her contribution ‘Ode to Cristina Morales’ (translated by Kevin Gerry Dunn). Mateo García Elizondo was born in Mexico City. He wrote the film Desierto, and his first novel, Una cita con la Lady, won the City of Barcelona Award. Cristina Morales is from Granada, Spain and works with the contemporary dance company Iniciativa Sexual Femenina. She is the author of the novels Los combatientes, Últimastardes con Teresa de Jesús, Terroristas modernos and Lecturafácil. Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes.

Tickets are free but advance booking is advised

Advance tickets for this event are now available for MLF Get Closer Members to buy. Memberships start at £20 per year - for full details of membership benefits and buying options click HERE.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 3 September at 10am.


  • SPAN1021MLF
  • Manchester Literature Festival at Central Library
  • Personal Basket