Aeropuerto de Funchal

Seix Barral, 2009


(Portugal, Teorema)


«Aeropuerto de Funchal  is the umpteenth proof of great literary quality achievable by short stories.» Javier Fernández de Castro, El Boomeran(g)

«He knows how to tell a story like few others… He has that irreplaceable view of a born writer.» José María Pozuelo Yvancos, ABC

«He knows the mechanics of storytelling like Hitchcock knew that of films, and like him, he is a master of the technique that knows how to trigger the most secret mechanisms and activate the most effective narrative registers.» Julio José Ordovás, Heraldo de Aragó.

 «A pure storyteller that simply has to be read.» Carlos Sala, La Razón


(Funchal Airport) Like photos from an album, the stories in Funchal Airport  recall moments of the past whose spontaneity is revived in the present with irony and nostalgia. Side by side in this imaginary album, live adolescents initiating themselves in love, couples hassled by the passing of time, parents fearful for the health of their children “amateur” porn directors, people who gatecrash banquets, ill-fated matrimonial vacations…
In Funchal Airport Ignacio Martínez de Pisón distills the most select of his twenty-five years as a writer and takes stock of his trajectory in the genre of short stories. The compilation, a selection of his best stories, which includes four texts never united in a book, are decanted in soft brushstrokes, psychological penetration and the expressive subtlety of the best Chekhov.

(Spain, Seix Barral)