MLF and Instituto Cervantes are delighted to present Peruvian writer Santiago Roncagliolo, hailed by Granta magazine as one of the best young novelists in Spanish. His latest book, The Uruguayan Lover: A True Story, speculates whether the corpse of García Lorca was stolen by Uruguayan writer Enrique Amorim or if he simply invented a story in order to pass through history with one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. Roncagliolo’s novel Pudor (Modesty), was adapted for the big screen and his novel Abril Rojo (Red April) won the Alfaguara prize and the English Independent Prize of Foreign Fiction, and was translated into 18 languages. He writes for the Spanish newspaper El País and has translated Joyce Carol Oates and André Gide. This event is in Spanish with simultaneous translation into English.