Patricio Pron


Photo: JEOSM. Madrid, 2019

Patricio Pron is the author of six books of short stories, including Trayéndolo todo de regreso a casa. Relatos 1990-2010 (2011), La vida interior de las plantas de interior (2013), and Lo que está y no se usa nos fulminará (2018), as well as seven novels, including El comienzo de la primavera (2008, winner of the Jaén Novel Prize and distinguished by the José Manuel Lara Foundation as one of the five best works published in Spain that year), El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia (2011), Nosotros caminamos en sueños (2014), No derrames tus lágrimas por nadie que viva en estas calles (2016), and Mañana tendremos otros nombres (2019), as well as the children's novel Caminando bajo el mar, colgando del amplio cielo (2017) and the essay El libro tachado: Prácticas de la negación y del silencio en la crisis de la literatura (2014). His work has won several awards, including the 2004 Juan Rulfo Short Story Prize, and has been frequently anthologized and translated to Norwegian, French, Italian, English, Dutch, German, Portuguese, and Chinese. In 2010, the English magazine Granta chose him as one of the 22 best young writers currently working in Spanish. More recently, he received the 2016 Cálamo Extraordinary Prize for his complete works and the 2019 Alfaguara Novel Prize. He earned his doctorate in Romance Philology from the Georg August University of Göttingen, Germany, and he lives in Madrid.


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