Javier Cercas

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Javier Cercas
Born Javier Cercas
Ibahernando, Spain
Nationality Spain
Alma mater University of Girona
Occupation professor, writer

Javier Cercas (born 1962, Ibahernando) is a writer and professor of Spanish literature at the University of Girona, Spain.

He was born in Ibahernando, Cáceres, Spain.[1][2] He is a frequent contributor to the Catalan edition of El País and the Sunday supplement. He worked for two years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States.

He is one of a group of well-known Spanish novelists, which includes Julio Llamazares, Andrés Trapiello, Jesus Ferrero; who have published fiction in the vein of "historical memory", focusing on the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship.[3]


  • 1987, El móvil
  • 1989, El inquilino (The Tenant and the Motive) (English translation, 2005)
  • 1994, La obra literaria de Gonzalo Suárez
  • 1997, El vientre de la ballena
  • 1998, Una buena temporada
  • 2000, Relatos reales
  • 2004, Soldados de Salamina (Soldiers of Salamis) (English translation, 2004)
  • 2005, La velocidad de la luz (The Speed of Light) (English translation, 2006)
  • 2009, Anatomía de un instante (The Anatomy of a Moment) (English translation, 2011)
  • 2012, Las leyes de la frontera (published as Outlaws) (English Translation by Anne McLean, 2014)


  1. ^ Clubcultura. "Biografía" (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  2. ^ ABC (26 September 2012). "Javier Cercas: "No soy independentista y no me gustan las aventuras"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Gina Herrmann, Mass Graves on Spanish TV, essay in Unearthing Franco's Legacy, p.172, 2010

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