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David Trueba (Madrid, 1969) is a writer and film director. He is the author of three novels, all of them widely translated: Abierto toda la noche (Anagrama, 1995), Cuatro amigos (Anagrama, 1999) a best (and long) seller with more than 20 reprints and Saber Perder (Anagrama, 2008; Spanish National Critics Prize 2008, shortlisted for the Dulce Chacón Award 2009 and the Prix Médicis Étranger 2010). His latest film, Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados, that he wrote and directed, was a smash hit with audiences, going on to scoop an array of prizes and honors, among them being longlisted for the Oscars 2015 in the Best Foreign Film category and winning the Goya Awards (the Spanish equivalent to the Oscars) for Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
After the publication of the novels Blitz (Anagrama, 2015) and Tierra de campos (Anagrama, 2017), both instant bestsellers, his latest published work is the crossover novel El río baja sucio (Siruela, 2019), a work that will delight his regular fans and discover his voice to a new generation of young readers.