Javier Cercas

Spanish novelist. His novels include Soldados de Salamina (Soldiers of Salamis, 2001/2004); Anatomía de un instante (The Anatomy of a Moment 2009/2011); El Impostor (The Impostor, 2014/2017).


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The freedom of the novel

An interview with Javier Cercas

‘The novel enjoys a freedom that no other literary genre enjoys. This is a privilege, and perhaps also a guarantee of its sustainability, on condition that we know how to make the most of that freedom.’ The novelist Javier Cercas talks history and fiction, and his influences in the Spanish language tradition.

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