Ignacio Echevarría

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Ignacio Echevarría (Barcelona, 1960) is a Spanish literary critic and editor.

Echevarría was a staff member of Spanish newspaper El País.,[1] until its editors removed him in 2004 for a vituperative review of El hijo del acordeonista by Basque writer Bernardo Atxaga.[2] The novel had appeared in Alfaguara, a publishing house then owned by the same media group as the newspaper. His ousting prompted a letter of protest signed by writers, editors and regular contributors.[3]

Echevarría has been mistakingly taken for the literary executor of Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño,[4] but the Bolaño Estate has categorically denied this assertion ever been true.[5]
In 2007, Echevarría was called "Spain's most prominent literary critic"[6] in The New Yorker.


  1. ^ "El 'de profundis' de Ignacio Echevarría". El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 31 July 2010.
  2. ^ Echevarría, Ignacio (4 September 2004). "Un elegia pastoral". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Carta al director de El País" (in Spanish).
  4. ^ Harvesting Fragments From a Chilean Master
  5. ^ Massot, Josep (19 December 2010). "La viuda del escritor, Carolina López: "Roberto Bolaño tuvo tiempo de disfrutar el reconocimiento"". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  6. ^ Zalewski, Daniel (2007), "Vagabonds: Roberto Bolaño and his fractured masterpiece", The New Yorker, 26 March 2007: "When ‘The Savage Detectives’ was published, Ignacio Echevarría, Spain's most prominent literary critic, praised it as ‘the kind of novel that Borges could have written.’ "

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