David Gálvez (Vilanova i la Geltrú, 1970) lives in Andorra and writes both en Catalan and Spanish. He collaborates with several radio stations and works as literary critic. He writes for underground magazines, fanzines and Catalan, Spanish and Argentinean reviews: Diari d’Andorra, Papers de recerca històrica, Nación Apache, Viure als Pirineus. He’s editor in Portella, Andorra Lletres i Arts. He’s coautor of Cortázar sin barba (Editorial Sudamericana, Buenos Aires).
- Cartes Mortes (Dead Letters) I Publisher: Males Herbes I Language: Catalan I Pages: 280 I Year: 2014 I Rights: World I Spanish and English sample available
Cartes Mortes is homage to the obsession for literature done through a series of letters with no recipient.
A hysterical narrator obsessively hunts for the mysterious connection between novels, writers, works of art and his own existence. There are no limits between literature and reality. Readers find themselves lost between Buenos Aires, Paris, some small German villages nobody can really locate, Bombai and Andorra, in a constant race after historical figures such as Artaud, Kafka, Gombrowicz and Hitler.
The book never leaves one indifferent and it is certainly one of the most iconoclast works of the new Catalan literature.
“The great Argentinean novel, written in Catalan.” Damià Gallardo
“I could write an endless list of all the things I liked about this book, most of all the small impulses, twists, notes, fugues and quips towards the absolute that the author juggles with great ability, yet always with an eye looking at the abyss. Galvez has written music that sounds like a poem, conceived with the apparent logic of lunacy.”