Javier García Sánchez

(Barcelona, Spain, 1955)
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Javier García Sánchez has worked as a journalist in different news and cultural media. He has published articles in Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos, El viejo Topo, Destino, Camp de l'arpa, Tiempo de Historia and Historia 16. For two years he has been chief editor of the magazine Quimera and he has worked in the culture section of La Voz de Euskadi.

He is the author of narrative works such as: Lady of the South Wind (1985), with which he won the Pío Baroja prize, El mecanógrafo (1989), La historia más triste (1991), awarded the Herralde prize, El Alpe-d'Huez (1994), The Others (1998) and Falta alma (2001), amongst others. He has also published a book of poetry (1980); the biography Indurain: A Tempered Passion (1997), and several books of short stories, including: Teoría de la identidad (1984) and Crítica de la razón impura (1991).

In 2003 he won the Azorín prize for his latest novel, Dios se ha ido.

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