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Gómez Bárcena, Juan

Juan Gómez Bárcena (Santander, 1984) has a degree in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (Complutense University, Madrid), a degree in Philosophy (UNED) and a History degree (Complutense University, Madrid). He has published the novel The Sky Over Lima (Salto de Página 2014), with which he won the Spanish Ojo Crítico Prize and the Ciudad de Alcalá Prize. It has been translated into English, Italian, Portuguese, German and Greek. His book of short stories Los que duermen (Those who sleep) (Salto de Página, 2012) was considered one of the best debuts of 2012 by El Cultural de El Mundo, and he received La Tormenta en un vaso prize for best new author. He has been in charge of the prologue and coordination of the anthology of new Spanish narrative Bajo treinta (Under thirty) (Salto de Página, 2013). In acknowledgement of his literary contribution, he has been awarded scholarships by the Antonio Gala Foundation, the Caixa Galicia Foundation, the BBVA Foundation and the INJUVE. He enjoyed a residency in Mexico City sponsored by FONCA) He currently lives in Italy, with a scholarship from the Spanish Academy in Rome.

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