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Ignacio VIDAL


Barcelona, 1956

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Ignacio Vidal-Folch is a writer and a journalist. He is the author of the novels No se lo digas a nadie (Anagrama, 1987), La libertad (Anagrama, 1996), La cabeza de plástico (Anagrama, 1999), Turistas del Ideal (Destino, 2005), Contramundo (Destino, 2006) and Lo que cuenta es la ilusión (Destino, 2012), a thousand commentaries, selected from the author’s personal diary, that explain what is going on and suggest we take a humorous and melancholic look at it.

He has also published books of short stories as Amigos que no he vuelto a ver (Anagrama, 1997), Más lejos y más abajo (1999, NH Award to the Best Book of Short Stories) and Noche sobre noche (Destino, 2009). His talent as a chronicler of sharp observational skill and refined intellectual rigour is harnessed in the volume Barcelona: Secret Museum (Actar, 2009) a peculiar literary guide to the city.

His latest published work is Pronto seremos felices (Destino, October 2014; Ciutat de Barcelona Spanish Fiction Award 2014)

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