Wednesday, 24 October, 7pm, Caravansérail, 5 Cheshire Street, London E2 6ED. Free, but book here.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet Teresa Solana, Barcelona’s bestselling crime writer, who will be in conversation with Rosie Goldsmith, founder of the European Literature Network, about her latest novel THE FIRST PREHISTORIC SERIAL KILLER, translated by Peter Bush and published by Bitter Lemon Press.
In this collection of ingenious, witty and sometimes gruesome short stories, Catalan novelist Solana combines absurd and surrealist humour with noir to paint a satirical portrait of her society.
An impressive and very funny collection of stories by Teresa Solana but the fun is very dark indeed. The oddest things happen. Statues decompose and stink out galleries, two old grandmothers are vengeful killers, and a prehistoric detective trails a triple murder that is threatening cave life as the early innocents knew it. The volume also includes prize-winning Connections, a sparkling web of Barcelona stories – connected by two criminal acts – that allows Solana to explore the darker side of different parts of the city and their seedier inhabitants.
“A glorious picture of an urbane and lubricious Hispanic lifestyle.” TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
“Clever, funny and utterly unpretentious.” SUNDAY TIMES
“Stylish and witty, makes entertaining reading.” DAILY TELEGRAPH
Born in Barcelona in 1962, Teresa Solana lives in Oxford. She has written several highly acclaimed novels. A Not So Perfect Crime, the first in the Borja and Eduard crime series, won the 2006 Brigada 21 Prize for the best Catalan crime novel. Since then, she has published five more novels. Author of many articles and essays about translation, Teresa Solana has also written children’s books.