Premio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 2014

Inés Fernández Moreno has been awarded the prestigious  Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize for her novel El Cielo no existe, “an excellent and very relevant book, in which an ordinary character experiences most unusual situations”, said the jury. French rights recently sold to Editions JC Lattès.


Sangre Kosher

Sangre Kosher, the first of the authors three novels featuring detective Ruth Epelbaum is now published in German by Diaphanes Verlag.


Negro Absoluto, Aquilina, 2009. 275 p.

Un día cualquiera

Alfaguara, 2013. 172 p.

Lengua Estofada

Negro Absoluto, Aquilina, 2013. 285 p.

Bolsillo de cerdo

Negro absoluto, Aquilina, 2011. 276 p.

Rencores de provincia

Adriana Hidalgo Ed., 2008. 320 p.
On his way to Danel, Leopoldo, an unemployed book salesman whose wife has left him for another man, meets an evangelist preacher and takes up a job as a Bible vendor. But the preacher turns out to be a swindler, conning locals into investing in an artificial beach on the outskirts of town, and he will draw Leopold into this huge embezzlement scheme.
Bernatek could turn out to be new Osvaldo Soriano, although with a less burlesque, more ironic voice, both terse and humorous.
Rights sold: French (L’Olivier)

La Familia

La Familia, Alfaguara Oct. 2014. 576 p.

2004. Sergio Funes Correa studied Philosophy but chose to work as an employee in a bank. His 17-year old daughter recently died, awaiting a lung transplant. His other daughter had died shortly after birth in the early 90’s. He and his wife’s offstring seem to be doomed to die prematurely. To defeat that genetic fatality, should he get another woman pregnant and father her child? Or else launch a movement advocating the end of the family as a social institution? Looking back at his own family history since the turn of the XXth century, all he sees is suffering, insanity, embitterment and failure. Long after Sergio’s death, in 2106, a cult in New York will claim his ideas and turn him into their guru.

An ambitious, disturbing and tought-provoking family saga.


Los Restos mortales (What Death Left Behind)

The plot is very loosely based on the authors’s own dysfunctional family history: when Salas was 17, after his father died, his mother was murdered by a hitman hired by his father’s first wife and a stepbrother he knew nothing about. The hitman was supposed to kill him too, but luckily the boy happened to be out at the time. In the novel, the boy seeks revenge by seducing the hitman. Dark and very gripping. (Grupo Editorial Norma, 2011).

Petits papiers au gré du vent (Papeles en el viento)

Petits papiers au gré du vent, the French edition of Papeles en el viento published by Ed. Héloïse d’Ormesson is one of the two finalists competing for the Jules Rimet Prize for Literature and Sports.