Hipólito Gonzales Navarro

Hipólito Gonzales Navarro

  • Spain

Hipólito Gonzales Navarro is one of the most original Spanish storytellers today. Born in Huelva, Spain in 1961, he has been living in Seville since 1979. His stories are characterized by addressing the everyday from an unusual perspective,  and have been compared with towering authors like Julio Cortázar.  According to the author himself, writers such as Franz Kafka and Samuel Beckett have also had a decisive influence on his work. He has published six books of short stories, among them Los últimos percances (2005) winner of the Mario Vargas Llosa NH Award; and the novel Meduzas de Niza, winner of the Ateneo de Valladolid Award 2000 and the Andalusian Critics Award 2001. His anthology El pez volador (2008), prepared by writer Javier Sáez de Ibarra, received the 2009 El Público de Narrativa Prize, awarded by Andalusian cultural journalists. His book of stories La vuelta al día (2017) won the Andalusian Critics Award 2017; and in that same year he received the Seville Book Fair Prize for his literary career. Between 1994 and 2001, he edited “Sin embargo” magazine, which entirely dedicated to the short narrative form. Navarro’s stories have been translated into ten languages and they appear in more than fifty anthologies throughout Europe and Latin America.

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