Juan Francisco Ferré

(Malaga, Spain, 1962)

A critical observer of today’s political and economic affairs. His talent earned him the 2012 Herralde Prize for his novel Karnaval.

Juan Francisco Ferré (Málaga, 1962), writer and literary critic, studied Law and graduated in Spanish Philology. From 2005 to 2012 he was invited lecturer and researcher at Brown University, teaching narrative, film, and Spanish and Latin American literature.

He is a regular contributor to specialist magazines and cultural publications in Spain and worldwide (ArteletrA, Bazar, Letras Libres, The Barcelona Review, Hueso Húmero, Inti, Letra Internacional, Quimera, etc.), publishing short stories, and articles and essays about aspects of literature, film and the arts.

He is author of the anthologies El Quijote. Instrucciones de uso (2005) and Mutantes (2007, with Julio Ortega). He published a book of literary studies, Mímesis y simulacro. Ensayos sobre la realidad (Del Marqués de Sade a David Foster Wallace), the fictional collection Metamorfosis (2006) and the novels La vuelta al mundo (2002), I love you Sade (2003), La fiesta del asno (2005), Providence (2009; runner-up in the Herralde Prize) and Karnaval (2012; Herralde Prize).

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