Óscar Esquivias

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Óscar Esquivias
Óscar esquivias in Córdoba by Asís G Ayerbe.jpg
Óscar Esquivias in Cordova, 2010. Photo by Asís G. Ayerbe.
Born (1972-06-28) June 28, 1972 (age 43)
Burgos, Spain
Occupation Short story writer, novelist.
Nationality Spanish
Period 2000–present
Genre Novel, story, poetry, short story, very short fiction
Literary movement Flash fiction, Alternate history, Gay literature
Notable works Trilogy: Restlessness in Paradise, The City of the Great King and Comes the Night
Notable awards Ateneo Joven of Seville, Setenil
Website
www.oscaresquivias.com

Óscar Esquivias (born June 28, 1972 in Burgos, Castile and León, Spain) is a Spanish short-story writer, poet and novelist.[1][2]

He studied at the University of Burgos. He was director of the literature magazine Calamar, revista de creación (1999-2002). His first novel, El suelo bendito (Award Ateneo Joven of Seville) was published in 2000. The trilogy of novels composed of Inquietud en el Paraíso (2005), La ciudad del Gran Rey (2006) and Viene la noche (2007) shows his personal vision of Dante's Divine Comedy.[3]

He published a collection of short stories, Pampanitos verdes, many of which contained homosexual characters and themes.[4]

He is currently a member of the Academy of Fine Arts and History 'Institución Fernán González'.[5]

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Étienne el Traidor (2008)
  • Viene la noche (2007)
  • Mi hermano Étienne (2007)
  • La ciudad del Gran Rey (2006)
  • Inquietud en el Paraíso (2005)
  • Huye de mí, rubio (2002)
  • Jerjes conquista el mar (2009) [first edition: Madrid, Visor, 2001][6]
  • El suelo bendito (2000)

Novelettes[edit]

  • El arpa eólica (in Steampunk : antología retrofuturista, 2011)

Collected short stories[edit]

  • Pampanitos verdes (2010)
  • La marca de Creta (2008)

Prizes and Rewards[edit]

  • 2011: Award “La tormenta en un vaso” to the best book written in Spanish in 2010.
  • 2008: Award “Setenil” of short stories.
  • 2006: Award of the Critic of Castile and León.
  • 2003: Mention in the “White Ravens” catalogue of the Internationale Jugend Bibliothek of Munich.
  • 2000: Award “Arte Joven de novela” of the Community of Madrid.
  • 2000: Award “Ateneo Joven” of Seville for Novel.
  • 1990, 1995 y 1997 - Award Letras Jóvenes of Castile and León.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Valls, Fernando (2011). Nuevos derroteros de la narrativa española actual. Zaragoza: Universidad. ISBN 978-84-15274-23-0. 
  2. ^ Rodríguez Fischer, Ana (2011). "Nuevas Formas Breves". El País, 10 September 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Fernando Castanedo (2006). "Dante en Burgos (1936)". El País, 21 January 2006. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Basanta, Ángel (2011). "Pampanitos verdes". El Cultural. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Institución Fernán González (2012). "Miembros de la Institución Fernán González". Academia Burgense de Bellas Artes e Historia. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ediciones del Viento rescata Jerjes conquista el mar de Óscar Esquivias". El correo de Burgos, 15 November 2009. 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 

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