In collaboration with the Insituto Cervantes de Manchester, the Iberian and Latin American Studies section is delighted to announce that the award-winning Spanish writer Manuel Rico will be speaking at the University of Liverpool next week. A unique and distinctive voice in the Spanish literary field, Manuel Rico has engaged in some of the most important discussions in contemporary peninsular literature. His poetic and narrative works have enjoyed wide critical attention and praise. Some of his most notable poetic works are La densidad de los espejos (Juan Ramón Jiménez Award, 1997), Donde nunca hubo ángeles (2003), De viejas estaciones invernales(2006), Monólogo del entreacto (2007), and Versiones del invierno (2007). Chief amongst his most significant narrative works are Trenes en la niebla (2005) and Verano (Ramón Gómez de la Serna Award, 2009). He is also the author of a study on Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Memoria, deseo y compasión (2001).

The seminar will take place on Wednesday, 28 November at 4pm (room 401, Cypress Building find map here). Manuel Rico will provide an overview of his own work and Spanish poetry, and will also read from his latest anthology of poetry, Fugitiva ciudad, which was awarded the Premio Internacional de Poesia Miguel Hernández earlier this year. Everyone welcome!

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This event will be held in proud collaboration with the Instituto de Cervantes de Manchester.