Pequeñas intenciones

Edhasa, 2011, 188 p.

 

Francisco, El Papa de la gente

Film rights to FRANCISCO, EL PAPA DE LA GENTE, Evangelina Himitian’s biography of Pope Francis, optioned by Italian production company TAO DUE/EAT MOVIE.

Francisco, el Papa de la gente

(Aguilar, April 2013, 336 pages + a 16-page photo insert)
Do all roads lead to Rome? However reluntant Jorge Mario Bergoglio may have been, his stroy seems to confirm the saying. When he traveled to Rome after Pope Benedict the XVIth had resigned, he was convinced he would be able to return shortly to his beloved Buenos Aires and resume his normal activities…
Evangelina Himitian’s book is the ultimate, most thorough and up-to-date biography of Pope Francis. Written by a very well-know journalist – the daughter of a very close friend of Jorge Bergoglio – it features over 30 interviews of people closely related to the Pope, his sister among others, and covers all aspects of his life, from his early childhood to his first ceremony as Pope on Easter Thursday in Rome.
Rights sold : Italy (RCS), France (Presses de la Renaissance), Poland (WL).
Available (including cover photo) for all other languages except Spanish and Portuguese.

Virginia Woolf, La vida por escrito

(Taurus, 2012, 952 p.). A result of a seven-year investigation, this 950-page book is the most exhaustive biography ever written on Virginia Woolf. Having studied all the bibliography related to Virginia Woolf, Irene Chikiar Bauer came to the conclusion that there was a need for an unbiased, comprehensive analysis of every possible aspect of the British writer’s life, and not just one specific angle or period of time. Thus, after an large introductory thematic part, Irene Chikiar Bauer’s chrono¬logical, year-by-year approach, which gives the reader with an insight into the sequence of events that had an impact on VF, and describes how her life evolved. An impressively thorough onomastic index, as well as a photo album featuring some previously unpublished pictures, supplements this remarkable body of work.

El Crimen del siglo (The Crime of the Century)

Alfaguara, 390 p.

Friday, 9th of April, 1948 is the day Juan Roa Sierra became sadly famous as the murderer of liberal political leader Jorge Eliecer Gaitán. Through an extraordinary work of investigation, Miguel Torres had managed to draw an amazing portrait of a poor devil who changed the course of his country’s history, wiping out the hope of an entire nation, just because Gaitán, his idol, denied him a helping hand.

El Incendio de abril (April fire)

Alfaguara, 360 p.

Friday, 9th of April 1948. Jorge Eliecer Gaitán has been murder. From every corner of the Bogotá, voices rise to comment on the event that turned the capital into a chaos of pain and fury. As word of mouth spreads out, it shapes up the map of a blazing city.

This dreadful event known as the “Bogotazo” has had a strong impact on every Colombian citizen. Three main characters and a multitude of other women recount iwith awe and distress one of the most painful moments of the history of their country, reminding us that Colombia lives in a perpetual state of war, wich sometimes blos up and sometimes remains dormant.

Both books are regardeed as masterpieces of contemporary Colombian littérature.

Pequeños combatientes

A little girl and her younger brother, the children of militants at the time of the dictatorship of the 1970’s, invent all sorts of strategies to conceal the fact that “The Worst” has happened and that their parents have “disappeared”.

El cielo no existe

Alfaguara, 2013. 256 p.

Cala, a fifty-year-old unmarried journalist, Cala suddenly finds herself in charge of a baby. Sabrina – the girl who takes care of her authoritarian old mother – literally dumped it upon her before vanishing into thin air. With an unstable life but an always renewed spirit, Cala takes care of the baby while she starts looking for Sabrina, just as her old high-school love shows up out of the blue.
With Buenos Aires as a disconcerting backdrop, where poverty and frivolousness live alongside, this middle-class woman will be confronted with a harsh world which imposes upon her its daily presence: prostitution, human trade and drugs, poverty, dilapidated hospitals, suburban slums.
Inés Fernández Moreno shows once again an unmistakable skill for creating endearing characters, and for addressing the most awkward situations with humour and bewildered irony. A real page-turner with a bittersweet happy ending, El Cielo no existe is a wonderful sociological comedy combined with a thriller.

Rights sold: France (Ed. JC Lattès)

Sobrevivientes (Survivors)

Clarín / Alfaguara, 2012, 280 p.
Some twenty-five years after the war in the Falklands War, the frozen body of a Argentinian soldier who fought aboard the cruiser General Belgrano resurfaces in melting ice in the Antarctica . Doña Ana, his mother can finally bury her son, and she now holds the hope of tracing a grandchild, whose probable existence is revealed in the journal the conscript carried when he died. She resorts to a prominent investigation journalist, nicknamed Diva, at first reluctant to help her. Diva has also suffered a loss: in 2001, when Argentina was going throught the worst economic crisis in its history her husband left for Spain to look for a job, and has given no sign of life since then. Unable to raise their son, she has left him in the car of her mother-in-law. As the investigation progresses, uncovering a network of political corruption, a deep friendship develops between the Diva and Doña Ana. Both women will find in each other the support, warmth and love that will eventually allow them save their lives from the wreck.
Rights sold: France (Les Escales).

Glaxo

(Eterna Cadencia, 2009) Four characters narrate the comings and goings in a small industrial town, between 1959 and 1984, revealing a chilling crime of passion of which the only victims are two indivuals with no relation whatsoever with the love triangle. In a mere 100-page novel, Ronsino manages to achieve perfection. He observes small-town lives with the eye of an entomologist and writes about them with surgical precision. He is an austere writer in the tradition of Juan José Saer or Haroldo Conti, impervious to the latest trends in Latin-American fiction. Glaxo was rated one of the three best Argentian novels published in Argentina in 2009.
Rights sold: French (Liana Levi), German (Bilger Verlag), Italian (Meridiano Zero), World English (Melville House).