Gower Street presents Andrés Barba

Wednesday 15th November 2017
18:30 at Waterstones, London - Gower Street

Gower Street presents Andrés Barba


Gower Street Presents is strand of events dedicated to championing the most exciting new literary fiction. Expect off-beatoriginal and innovative writing.

Join us in November for a very special evening, in partnership with the Cervantes Institute, with one of Andrés Barba, one of Spain’s foremost young writers. Barba, a writer with a cult status in the UK, is the prize-winning author of twelve books spanning literary fiction, non-fiction, photography, arts and children’s literature. He was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young Spanish Novelists.

His latest book, Such Small Hands,is a Spanish gothic novella, following a young girl called Marina, who after a terrible car crash in which she loses her parents, must move into an orphanage. Marina tries to find her place amongst the girls who are as one, she starts to teach them a game, a game whose rules are dictated by a haunting violence. Alternating between Marina’s perspective and the choral ‘we’ of the other girls, Such Small Hands is at once beautiful and slim, dark and unforgettable. Join Andrés Barba as he discusses this brilliant new book with Gower Street’s Elizabeth Morris.

‘Every once in a while a novel does not record reality but creates a whole new reality, one that casts a light on our darkest feelings. Kafka did that. Bruno Schulz did that. Now the Spanish writer Andrés Barba has done it with the terrifying Such Small HandsEdmund White




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Wednesday 15th November 2017

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