The ‘Episodes of an endless War’ will have an end: Almudena Grandes left it written

Almudena Grandes he had practically finished a novel, which he considered the seventh volume of the ‘Episodes of an Endless War’, located in the immediate future and who had the will to publish, has explained to Efe Juan Cerezo, editor of the writer who died this Saturday in Madrid.

“Almudena Grandes was an extraordinary woman and I was fortunate to be a friend of her for many years. Gone when I was not playing“said Cerezo, who explained that although he had not written the last of the six novels that made up this series of his” episodes “, in the pandemic another story was crossed that turned into what will be a seventh novel.

A novel set “in the near future where certain political conditions exist, revealing an accommodative society in which resistance is created in the manner of the postwar period, “explains the editor, who assures that the story is full of” unforgettable characters. “And the will of Almudena Grandes is to publish this story so readers can read it next year probably, the publisher has indicated.

Cerezo recalled how as the writer was publishing her novels from the series of “episodes”, her readers knew the scenarios because “she was a storyteller out of the ordinary, and with his cosmos of post-war Madrid with the Madrid of his youth he created a literary map “.

Juan Cerezo has remembered Almudena Grandes as “an extraordinary storyteller, with an unusual talent”. “You can choose many adjectives for a woman like Almudena Grandes, a inexhaustible display of energy and optimism, with a prodigious memory“She added. She was also” of enormous generosity and humanity and it was demonstrated when readers who came to her signatures or to her talks and conferences fell in love with her. There will be a legion of sorry readers today. ”

And she helped many young writers who entered literary competitions of which she was a judge and was extraordinarily lucid in finding new values ​​and betting on them and giving them the boost they needed.

The Tusquets publishing house has also published a statement announcing “with great sadness and pain the news of the death of Almudena Grandes, in Madrid, on November 27, 2021, at the age of 61. in the company of your loved ones after fighting tirelessly against cancer that was diagnosed a little over a year ago. “” The entire team at Tusquets Editores mourns with a broken heart the loss of who has been the soul of the publishing house and we join in the pain of her husband, Luis García Montero, his children Mauro, Irene and Elisa, his brothers Manuel, Gonzalo and Luli and the rest of his family and friends, “the statement said.

And they remember the author’s phrases: “There is no love without admiration“.” When we like a book, when we are passionate about a book, it always tells us about our own life. ”


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.