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Anna is a middle-aged writer who has bought up her daughter alone. In the present Berta is grown up, and the desire to meet her father, who she has only ever seen in a photograph, increases as her relationship with her boyfriend reaches crisis point. Hans works in a factory and has a sister, Clara, a misunderstood girl who is infatuated with this guy who rides a motorbike.

But, above all, this is the story of Anna Flieder, who decides to write a more biographic-style novel and her inspiration takes the form of the man who abandoned her all those years ago.

"The story shows the process of creation of a literary work (...) It’s a novel aimed at those who like to read, those who let themselves be absorbed into the reading because it requires a lot of imagination and there are lots of things which are just hinted at."La Mañana

"This book tells the story of Anna, a writer, and the world and lives of the people around her. Anna lives her literary life as her real one, suffering from a kind of schizophrenia as the characters in her books collide with her life in their desire to see the light. The original was published in Spain in 2008."Debbie Garrick, Translator

"The Dead Writer is, in essence, an invitation to all those who enjoy the way that literature reflects itself within a literary work. But it also represents the opportunity to follow other characters with feelings in situations that inevitably provoke recognition. [...] A delightful literary text which stands out with metaphorical language and suggests images that are capable of depicting daily scenes containing a multitude of possibilities that often, life does not let us see."Dr Alexandra Santos Pinheiro, Resonancias Literarias, no. 153

"The Dead Writer, a novel which not only demonstrates the author's skill but also how we see her handling of the essential tool of all writers, language. [...] This novel is also an insightful literary artefact which is sure to satisfy the diverse enjoyment of the modern reader."Letralia

"The author Núria Añó masterfully weaves a tale that delves deep into an exploration of the modern individual."—Noury Bakrim, Translator

LanguageEnglish
PublisherBadPress
Release dateMar 10, 2022
ISBN9781071533307
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Núria Añó

NÚRIA AÑÓ is a Catalan/Spanish writer, translator and at international conferences she usually talks about literary creation, cinema, cities or authors. She has shown her work at the University of Lleida, Tunis University, University of Jaén, International University of Andalucia, Spanish National Research Council, The Sysmän Kirjasto Library in Finland, The Shanghai Writers’ Association, Fudan University, The East China Normal University, Sinan Mansion, The Instituto Cervantes in Shanghai, the Conrad Festival, Massolit Books, Bar Baza and the Instituto Cervantes in Krakow. Her works have been translated into Spanish, French, English, Italian, German, Polish, Chinese, Latvian, Portuguese, Dutch and Greek. Her first novel Els nens de l’Elisa (2006) was awarded third prize in the 24th Ramon Llull Novel Award. L’escriptora morta [The Dead Writer] (2008); Núvols baixos [Lowering Clouds] (2009); La mirada del fill (2012) and the biography on Salka Viertel, El salón de los artistas exiliados en California [The Salon of Exiled Artists in California] (2020). Her writing centres around the characters’ psychology, often through the use of anti-heroes. The characters are what stands out most about her work; they are more relevant than the topic itself. With an introspection, a reflection, not sentimental, but feminine, she finds a unique balance between the marginal worlds of parallels. Her novels are open to a wide variety of topics, they deal with important social and current themes like injustice or lack of communication between individuals. The basic plot of her novels does not tell you everything there is to know. By using this method, Añó attempts to involve the reader so that they ask their own questions to discover the deeper meaning of the content. Núria won the 18th Joan Fuster Prize for Fiction, fourth place for international writing at the 2018 Shanghai get-Together and has been awarded with prestigious grants: NVL (Finland, 2016), SWP (China, 2016), BCWT (Sweden, 2017), IWTCR (Greece, 2017), UNESCO City of Literature (Poland, 2018), IWTH (Latvia, 2019) and IWP (China, 2020). For a more detailed background of the author, visit her webpage www.nuriaanyo.com.

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