I’m sometimes asked by Spanish publishers or literary agents to translate book samples for them, with a view to selling the English or other foreign-language rights. I also sometimes take it upon myself to translate something that I just love.
If you’re a publisher interested in acquiring any of these outstanding titles for publication in English, please get in touch for a ready-made sample translation. I can also introduce you to the rights holder.
The brilliant Care Santos’s Media Vida (Half a Life) is one of my favourite Spanish novels of 2017, winner of the prestigious Premio Nadal.
Celda 211 (Cell 211) is Spanish journalist Francisco Pérez Gandul’s cult prison thriller from 2004. Rumours of a Hollywood remake continue to circulate. I won a John Dryden prize for my translated excerpt of this slang-driven novel in 2011.
Khimera is noir author César Pérez Gellida’s first foray into believable near-future dystopian sci-fi spy fiction with a rich vein of Slavic folklore!
More literary suspense fiction from the ingenious Paul Pen, this time in short-story form from his collection of 13 dark tales. My translations ‘The Porcelain Boy’ and ‘Cinnamon’ earned me John Dryden prizes in 2015 and 2017.
El niño de porcelana (The Porcelain Boy)
FRANCISCO PÉREZ GANDUL
Una bandera plateada (A Silver Flag)
My favourite Spanish children’s publisher is La Guarida. I’ve translated samples and in some cases the full text from eight of their beautiful, magical, unique picture books.
TXABI ARNAL & MIGUEL CERRO
FERNANDO RUBIO & ANNA LAURA CANTONE
La mariposa y la piedra (The Butterfly and the Stone)
NONO GRANERO & NANEN
Ana y el árbol instantáneo (Ana and the Instant Tree)
RAFA ORDÓÑEZ & RAFA ANTÓN
¿Cómo te como? (How Shall I Eat You?)
AURORA RUÁ ET AL.
Un cuento y veinti3 sonrisas (A Story & Twenty3 Smiles)
GRACIA IGLESIAS & SUSANA ROSIQUE
Subasta extraordinaria (Special Auction)
Start your journey towards inner peace with this enlightening and engaging book from Spain’s most charismatic cognitive psychologist.
Ser feliz en Alaska (Being Happy in Alaska)