Andrés Barba first became known in 2001 when his novel La hermana de Katia, shortlisted for the Herralde Prize, was published to considerable public and critical acclaim. It was followed by Ahora tocad música de baile, Versiones de Teresa, winner of the Torrente Ballester award, and Agosto, octubre, Muerte de un caballo, for which he won the 2011 Juan March short novel award, Ha dejado de llover, and his latest work, En presencia de un payaso. His books have been translated into ten languages.
“[Andrés Barba] needs no advice. He has already created a world that is perfectly realized and has a craft that is inappropriate for a writer of his age.”—Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
"In my opinion Barba has become an essential writer."—Rafael Chirbes, author of On the Edge
“Andrés Barba is one of several impressive writers from Spain at work on fiction that brilliantly dissects the business of being alive.”—Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times