Perez Andujar-Lecture

“Los hombres que dispararon en los quioscos:
los autores de la novela popular en España"
A Talk, in Spanish, by Javier Pérez Andújar
Spanish author and critic
Thursday, October 25th
1:30-2:30 p.m.
116 Folwell Hall
Open to the Public  Light Refreshments served
In this talk, Javier Pérez Andújar will explain the history
and development of one of the main literary expressions
of mass culture in contemporary Spain: the “novela de
quiosco” (similar to so-called “pulp fiction” in English).
Pérez Andújar will trace the relations of this kind of
literature to broader cultural and social trends,
highlighting the differences among its many sub-genres
(such as westerns, war tales, science fiction, thrillers, and
sentimental fiction), and their different ways of engaging
with changing socio-historical realities over time.
Javier Pérez Andújar (Sant Adrià de Besòs, 1965) is the author of the novels Los principes
valientes (2007), Todo lo que se llevó el diablo (2010) and Paseos con mi madre (2011). He has also
written the non-fiction works Catalanes todos; las 15 visitas de Franco a Cataluña (2002) and
Salvador Dalí: A la conquista de lo irracional (2003) and edited the anthologies of fantastic short
stories Vosotros los que leéis aún estáis entre los vivos (2005) and La vida no vale nada (2008). He
currently writes literary articles and short stories for the Catalan edition of El País and
contributes to L'hora del lector, a Catalan television literary program.
Sponsored by: Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, and Global Programs and Strategy Alliance