"'Goytisolo's extraordinary lyrical and Imaginative gifts are simultaneously forceful and beguiling, and the only response is to give in to the tumultuous, hallucinatory voices' Observer 'Bold, exuberant, provocative and a joyously original alternative to the shelves of conventional contemporary fiction' The Times 'Juan Goytisolo is by some distance the most important living novelist from Spain' Guardian"
About the Author
Born in Barcelona in 1931, Juan Goytisolo is Spain's greatest living writer. A bitter opponent of the Franco regime, his early novels were banned in Spain. In 1956 he moved to Paris. Since then he has written extensively on the city as melting-pot, the expulsion of the Moors from Europe and the art of reading. In 2004 Goytisolo was awarded the Juan Rulfo International Latin American and Caribbean Prize for Literature. He lives in Morocco.