The Dead Writer

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Anna is a middle-aged writer who has bought up her daughter alone. In the present Berta is grown up, and the desire to meet her father, who she has only ever seen in a photograph, increases as her relationship with her boyfriend reaches crisis point. Hans works in a factory and has a sister, Clara, a misunderstood girl who is infatuated with this guy who rides a motorbike.
But, above all, this is the story of Anna Flieder, who decides to write a more biographic-style novel and her inspiration takes the form of the man who abandoned her all those years ago.
"The story shows the process of creation of a literary work (...) It’s a novel aimed at those who like to read, those who let themselves be absorbed into the reading because it requires a lot of imagination and there are lots of things which are just hinted at."La Mañana
"This book tells the story of Anna, a writer, and the world and lives of the people around her. Anna lives her literary life as her real one, suffering from a kind of schizophrenia as the characters in her books collide with her life in their desire to see the light. The original was published in Spain in 2008."Debbie Garrick, Translator
"The Dead Writer is, in essence, an invitation to all those who enjoy the way that literature reflects itself within a literary work. But it also represents the opportunity to follow other characters with feelings in situations that inevitably provoke recognition. [...] A delightful literary text which stands out with metaphorical language and suggests images that are capable of depicting daily scenes containing a multitude of possibilities that often, life does not let us see."Dr Alexandra Santos Pinheiro, Resonancias Literarias, no. 153
"The Dead Writer, a novel which not only demonstrates the author's skill but also how we see her handling of the essential tool of all w

About the author

Núria Añó (Lleida, 1973), is a Catalan writer and translator. Some of her works have been translated into Spanish, French, English, Italian, German, Polish, Chinese, Latvian, Portuguese, Dutch and Greek. Her novel “Els nens de l’Elisa” (2006) was awarded third prize in the 24th Ramon Llull Novel Award. This was followed by "L’escriptora morta" [The Dead Writer, 2020] (2008), "Núvols baixos" [Lowering Clouds] (2009), "La mirada del fill" (2012) and the biography on Jewish scriptwriter Salka Viertel “El salón de los artistas exiliados en California” [The Salon of Exiled Artists in California] (2020). Núria won the 18th Joan Fuster Prize for Fiction Ciutat d’Almenara, fourth place for international writing at the 2018 Shanghai get-Together and has been awarded with prestigious international grants: Nuoren Voiman Liitto (Finland, 2016), Shanghai Writing Program (China, 2016), Baltic Centre (Sweden, 2017), IWTCR (Greece, 2017), Krakow UNESCO City of Literature (Poland, 2018), IWTH (Latvia, 2019) and IWP (China, 2020). For more information visit www.nuriaanyo.com.

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