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Protagonists

Almudena Grandes

Almudena Grandes

is considered on of the most authoritative voices in contemporary Spanish fiction. Born in Madrid in 1960, her first novel Le età di Lulù (Guanda, 2001) was a literary event and became an international best-seller that inspired a movie. Later on, La sonrisa vertical (1989) won an important award and made her famous throughout Europe. Her books, now pulished in Italian by Guanda, include: Modelli di donna (2001), Gli anni difficili (2003), Troppo amore (2004), Il ragazzo che apriva la fila (2007), Cuore di ghiaccio (2008). Her latest, Inés e l’allegria—a story set during the Spanish Civil War, whose events are told through the eyes of a woman—is due out in September.

2011

History from the viewpoint of women

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