Manuel Astur

Writer, journalist and music producer.

Manuel Astur (1980) is a Spanish writer, journalist and music producer. He teaches literature at the Escuela de Letras de Gijón. He has published the poetry collection Y encima es mi cumpleaños (And It’s My Birthday On Top of Everything, 2013), the novel Quince días para acabar con el mundo (Fifteen Days to End the World, 2014) and the essay Seré un anciano hermoso en un gran país (I’ll Be a Handsome Old Man in a Great Country, 2015), which have been acclaimed by critics and readers. His short stories have appeared in several Spanish anthologies and cultural magazines. From 2008 to 2010, he was the editor of the cultural magazine ARTO! de Madriz and he contributes to several publications, such as Tempo, Quimera and CTXT. He is one of the founders of the New Drama movement and his work has also been framed in the neo-rural literary movement. In 2016, he was chosen by the culture section of the ABC as one of the six most outstanding fiction writers in Spanish.

Update: 01/03/2017

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Kosmopolis 17

New Voices of Europe

Manuel Astur, Asja Bakić, Patrícia Bargallo, Sophie Divry, Andrei Dósa, Steinunn G. Helgadóttir, Llŷr Gwyn Lewis, Bronka Nowicka, Clara Peya, Nathalie Ronvaux, Charlotte Van den Broeck i Arvis Viguls