Rafael Chirbes Foundation

I have made no secret of the fact that I consider Rafael Chirbes to have been a brilliant writer and his untimely death a few months ago was a great tragedy. His last book published will be out in English next year. I am now glad to learn that a Rafael Chirbes foundation is to be set up (link in Spanish), to be run by his niece. It will be in Beniarbeig, in his former house and will be a cultural centre, as well as having the books that he wrote, his personal library of 8000 books as well as his diaries and notebooks. His novel Paris-Austerlitz (link in Spanish), completed before his death, will come out in January and I shall certainly look forward to reading it.

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