Nineteen seventy-five marked the end of the dictatorship in Spain. The repressive regimes in South American countries would hold out until the following decade, but other cultural changes were afoot. In Europe, the tradition of exiled South American writers living and working in Paris gradually came to an end. Instead of looking north for their intellectual meridian, a young generation of émigrés began seeking publication in post-Franco Spain.
The writers in this collection were all born in or after 1975.
Read the rest of Valerie Miles’ and Aurelio Major’s introduction to the Granta Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists issue here: 1 | Foreword | Granta 113: The Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists | Magazine | Granta Magazine.