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Marcos Giralt Torrente

  • Marcos Giralt Torrente © EFE

    Marcos Giralt Torrente © EFE






Date of birth


"Writer. Marcos Giralt Torrente has won the National Narrative Literature Award for his work 'Tiempo de vida'."

Marcos Giralt Torrente was born in Madrid in 1968. He is the son of the painter Juan Giralt and grandson of the writer Gonzalo Torrente Ballester. He graduated in philosophy from the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid. He was author in residence at the Spanish Academy in Rome, the Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, and the University of Aberdeen. He also took part in the 2002-2003 Berlin Artists-in-Residence Programme. He is a frequent contributor to the press as well as a literary critic. His first work was the collection of short stories entitled 'Entiéndame' (1995). He subsequently wrote other pieces for which he has won a variety of awards. His stories can also be found in some anthologies including 'Páginas amarillas', 'Los cuentos que se cuentan' and 'Lo del amor es un cuento'.


Modest Furest i Roca Award
Herralde Novel Award (2009)
Ribera del Duero International Short Story Award (2011)
National Narrative Literature Award (2011)
European Strega Award (2014)

Essential works

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    Tiempo de vida

    'Tiempo de vida', a work narrating the family reminiscences of Marcos Giralt, has been awarded the National Narrative Literature Prize.

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Other highlighted works

  • Entiéndame
  • Nada sucede solo
  • Paris
  • Los seres felices
  • Cuentos vagos
  • El final del amor
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