Lorenzo Silva

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Lorenzo Manuel Silva Amador (born 7 June 1966 in Carabanchel, Madrid) is a Spanish award-winning writer. After earning a law degree at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, he worked as a lawyer from 1992 to 2002.

He has written stories, articles and literary essays, but he is recognised primarily for his novels. One such novel, El alquimista impaciente, won the Nadal Prize in 2000, and filmed by the director Patricia Ferrera, premiering in 2002.[1] This is the second novel in which two of his best known characters, the Guardia Civil agents Sergeant Bevilacqua and Corporal Chamorro, make an appearance. Another of his novels, La flaqueza del bolchevique, was the runner-up for the prize in 1997, and has been adapted into a movie by Manuel Martín Cuenca.[1]

In 2001, Silva conducted an interactive experiment of novel-writing through the website of Círculo de Lectores, in which he proposed for each chapter three possible endings that were put to popular vote. The experiment was a success, and the resulting novel, La isla del fin de la suerte, was published in traditional format.[1]

In October 2012, he was awarded the Premio Planeta de Novela for La Marca del meridiano.[2]

As of 2013, his novel "La flaqueza del bolchvique" has been translated into English with the title "The Faint-Hearted Bolshevik".[3]

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

Short Stories[edit]

Non Fiction[edit]

  • Viajes escritos y escritos viajeros. Anaya. 2000. ISBN 978-8420700229. 
  • Del Rif al Yebala: Viaje al sueño y la pesadilla de Marruecos. Destino. 2001. ISBN 978-8423333349. 
  • Líneas de sombra: Historias de criminales y policías. Destino. 2005. ISBN 978-8423337149. 
  • En tierra extraña, en tierra propia: Anotaciones de viaje. La esfera de los libros. 2006. ISBN 978-8497344357. 
  • Y al final, la guerra: La aventura de los soldados españoles en Irak. With Luis Miguel Francisco. La esfera de los libros. 2006. ISBN 978-8497345514. 
  • El Derecho en la obra de Kafka. Rey Lear. 2008. ISBN 978-8492403028. 
  • La flaqueza del bolchevique. With Manuel Martín Cuenca. Screenplay and other texts. Lagartos de Cine. 2008. 
  • Sereno en el peligro: La aventura histórica de la Guardia Civil. Editorial Edaf. 2012 [2010]. ISBN 978-8441426436. 
  • Los trabajos y los días. Libros.com. 2012. 

Children's and Young Adult Fiction[edit]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "De los cuentos a la novela negra". La Razon (in Spanish). EFE. October 15, 2012. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Carles Geli (October 16, 2012). "Los guardias civiles de Lorenzo Silva ganan el Planeta". El País (in Spanish) (Barcelona). Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lorenzo Silva vuelca al inglés el mundo degradado de "La flaqueza del bolchevique"". Jul 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Silva, un Planeta ´negro´ en el universo literario español" (in Spanish). Barcelona. EFE. October 16, 2012. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ Cristina Campo de Pablo (March 2, 2004). "Lorenzo Silva y Eugenia Rico vencedores del Premio Primavera de Novela" (in Spanish). La Semana. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 

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