Màrius SERRA

De com s’escriu una novel·la

Empúries - catalán, 2004 / Funambulista - castellano, 2011


«(…) we are not looking at instructions for use,  nor the petulance of one who claims to hold the key, but a book (another novel), this time woven with real canes, a scalpel applied with no anaesthetic and no romanticism; a book about pain as Pàmies said, written with the fidelity of a notary but the forcefulness of a humourist, with the certainty of a witness but the dream of utopia» Josep M. Fonalleras, La Vanguardia


(How to Write a Novel)  This is the biography of an (un) finished novel that the author was only able to finish thanks to the 145 proposals for an ending sent to him by readers. The author verbalises the pleasure of writing and explains how his characters come to him, but he also relives meetings, negotiations and other episodes of the world of culture, which show the most prosaic side of literary practice. There are authors, editors, critics, artists, journalists, designers, people from the  TV and literary agents. De com s’escriu una novel.la is a personal tale, sometimes moving and of a frankness that verges on the shameless.  

(Spain, Empúries – Catalan / El Funambulista – Spanish)