Book presentation: David Trueba's 'Learning to Lose'

Book presentation: David Trueba's 'Learning to Lose'

Learning to Lose won the Critics Award in 2009 and marks Trueba’s English-language debut.

Meet David Trueba discussing and signing his daring novel of love, lies and loss between three generations of a Madrid family, Learning to Lose.

David Trueba was born in Madrid in 1969 and has been successful both as a novelist and as a screenwriter. La buena vida was his widely acclaimed debut as a film director and was followed by Obra maestra, Soldados de Salamina, Bienvenido a casa, and La silla de Fernando. He is the author of three novels: Cuatro amigos, Abierto toda la noche and Learning to Lose (Paperback, 2010).

Set against the maze of Madrid's congested and contested streets, the novel follows four individuals as they swerve off course in unexpected directions. Each of them is dodging guilt and the fear of failure, but their shared search for happiness, love, purity and redemption, and above all, a way to survive, forms a taut narrative web that binds the characters together. This is the author's third novel and the first that has been translated into English.

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  • Literature
  • Miami
  • Sep 17, 2011
  • 02:00 pm


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