Alberto Torres Blandina selected to carry out the residency at the Toji Cultural Foundation

Alberto Torres Blandina selected to carry out the residency at the Toji Cultural Foundation

09 May 2019
Alberto Torres Blandina is the Spanish writer selected to carry out the residency programme at the Toji Cultural Foundation (Korea) between September 1 and November 30, 2019. This residential programme wants to promote the exchange between Spain and Korea of artists and professionals of the cultural sector.  With this initiative, the organizing entities want to facilitate the creation of artistic networks, promote the mobility of national creators abroad, encourage creative production through the offer of residences for creators and culture professionals in all areas and strengthen the links between cultural institutions of Korea and Spain.

Alberto Torres Blandina was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1976. He is part of the Valencian literary group Postmodern Hotel. He has published the novels: "Cosas que nunca ocurrirían en Tokio", and "Niños rociando gato con gasolina", in 2009; "Mapa desplegable del laberinto", in 2011; "Con el frío", of 2015 and "Contra los lobos", published in 2016. As well as the collective works: "Hotel Postmoderno", published in 2008; "De La Habana un barco" and "Suicídame", from 2010. He has also published children's literature with "El aprendiz de héroe", from 2009. He was finalist of the 2008 Café Gijón prize with his novel "Niños spicing cat with gasoline" and finalist of the Azorín prize for the 2008 novel with "Hotel Postmoderno". As well as winner of the international prize of novel The Two Rivers 2007 with his novel "Things that would never happen in Tokyo" and winner of the Europe Award of the Médiathèque de Bussy Saint-Georges to the best foreign novel.

On the other hand the Korean Kim Jung Haeng (pen name: Kim Ho Yeon) has been the selected author to enjoy the residence in Madrid. Kim Jung Haeng has written the novels "Fauster" (April 2019), "The Ghostwriters" (2017), "The Romantic Rival" (2015) and "Mangwondong Brothers" (2013) which received the Segye-Literary Award. He has also written the adaptation of this novel to the theater "Mangwondong Brothers" (2017, Artplace Hyehwa), the adapted screenplay "The Fortress" (2017) and "Shoot the Sun" (2015).

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