Author and journalist Martí Gironell will speak about his book Stars in His Eyes (La força d'un destí), winner of the 2018 Ramon Llull Prize at this year's Miami Book Fair.
Memoria y Novela Histórica
with Martí Gironell, Juan López Bauzá and José Antonio Ponseti (Event in Spanish)
Sunday, November 24 at 2:30 pm
Miami Book Fair, Miami Dade College
Stars in His Eyes (original title:La força d'un destí; translated by Adrian Nathan West) is an epic historical novel based on the meteoric rise of one of the world’s most celebrated restaurateurs, telling the story of Ceferino Carrión, or Jean Leon, spanning from the fascist Franco regime to concrete valleys of the Bronx to the glamour of Hollywood. It was awarded the prestigious Ramon Llull Prize for Catalan literature in 2018.
Martí Gironell i Gamero (Besalú, 1971) is a journalist and writer. His debut, The Bridge of the Jews, is the biggest bestselling historical novel ever written by a Catalan author and has sold over 100.000 copies. He’s written several novels set in different periods of Catalan history featuring universal protagonists. He currently works at the Catalan national television TV3 and writes for the newspaper El Punt Avui. He is considered a master of the historical commercial genre and his novels have brought renewed interest and fame to forgotten yet fascinating figures of Southern Europe’s history.
Sunday, November 24 at 2:30 pm
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