A. G. Porta

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Antoni García Porta
Born 1954 (age 62–63)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Occupation Novelist
Language Spanish
Nationality Spanish

Antoni García "A. G." Porta (born 1954) is a Spanish novelist.

Porta was born in Barcelona in 1954. His first published work a collaboration with Roberto Bolaño entitled Advice from a Morrison Disciple to a Joyce Fanatic (Consejos de un discípulo de Morrison a un fanático de Joyce) in 1984. It won the Premio Ámbito Literario. This was also Bolaño's first published novel. Their collaboration would produce one more work before Porta abandoned literature for fifteen years to work a variety of jobs. In 1999, he published Braudel on Braudel (Braudel por Braudel), marking his work's return to publication. This was followed by The Weight of the Air (El peso del aire) in 2001 and Singapore (Singapur) in 2003.[1]

In 2006, Porta published The No World Concerto (Concierto del No Mundo) which had won the Premio Café Gijón in 2005. In 2008 he published Geography of Time (Geographía del tiempo).

A fictionalized version of Porta appears in Bolaño's posthumously published work Woes of the True Policeman.[2]


In Spanish[3]

Collaborations with Bolaño

(Published together in a single volume by Acantilado in 2006)

In English[4]

  • The No World Concerto, Dalkey Archive, 2013 (trans. Darren Koolman, Rhett McNeil)


  1. ^ Koolman, Darren (2013). "Translator's Preface". In Porta, A. G. The No World Concerto. USA: Dalkey Archive Press. pp. v–viii. ISBN 9781564788610. 
  2. ^ es:A. G. Porta
  3. ^ "Antoni García Porta". Lecturalia S.L. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "The No World Concerto". Dalkey Archive Press. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 

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