Javier Cercas

Born in 1962 in Ibahernando, in the Spanish province of Cáceres, Javier Cercas is the author of five novels, translated into over 20 languages, which have won numerous national and international prizes: The Motive, The Tenant, The Belly of the Whale, Soldiers of Salamis and The Speed of Light. His latest book, The Anatomy of a Moment, won him the Premio Nacional de Narrativa.

Also the author of essays and stories, he was professor of Spanish literature at the University of Gerona.

Last Revised: 18 Apr 2012