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Segovia-born Alberto Olmos is one of six Spaniards on the Granta list of Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists. He is also one of six writers on the list who were born in 1975, and he has written six novels. At age twenty-three he published his first novel, A bordo del naufragio (1998), which was a finalist for the Herralde Prize. His more recent novels are Así de loco te puedes volver (1999), Trenes hacia Tokio (Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid Prize, 2006), El talento de los demás (2007), Tatami (2008) and El estatus (Ojo Crítico RNE de Narrativa Prize, 2009). He is also the editor of the volume Algunas ideas buenísima que el mundo se va a perder (2009), compiled from internet-based texts. Olmos taught Spanish and English in Japan for three years. Currently he can be found in Madrid as well as on the interwebs.

Ejército Enemigo (Mondadori, 2011) is his lastest novel.

Selected by Granta as one of the 22 under-35 Best Young Spanish-language Novelists



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