Author(s): Javier Cercas
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Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean The new novel by the bestselling author of Soldiers of Salamis has sold more than 160,000 copies in hardback in Spain
The Anatomy of a Moment has sold more than 160,000 copies in Spain in hardback since publication in March 2009 The hardback received huge review coverage on publication - expect further press attention for this book in paperback Soldiers of Salamis has sold over one million copies
'A brilliant reconfiguring of a key event in contemporary European history. Audacious and wholly fascinating' - William Boyd 'Persuasive, brilliant and absorbing' - Economist 'Richly imagined, suspenseful and surprisingly poignant ... a reminder of how Spanish history might have taken a dramatically different turn that evening thirty years ago' - Financial Times 'An almost Shakespearean account of soldiers, politicians, mixed motives and the lust for power' - Anne Chisholm, Sunday Telegraph
Javier Cercas is the author of Soldiers of Salamis, The Tenant & The Motive and The Speed of Light. He has taught at the University of Illinois and for many years was a lecturer in Spanish literature at the University of Gerona. He lives in Barcelona with his wife and son. Anne McLean is the translator of works by Carmen Martin Gaite, Julio Cortazar, Ignacio Martinez de Pison and Tomas Eloy Martinez. She has twice won the Independent Prize for Foreign Fiction: for Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas in 2004 (which also won her the Valle Inclan Award), and for The Armies by Evelio Rosero in 2009.