Waiting for Robert Capa
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Waiting for Robert Capa

Translated from the original Spanish by Adriana V. López
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ABOUT
THE BOOK

An extraordinary novel of love, war, and art, based on the turbulent real-life romance of legendary photojournalists Gerda Taro and Robert Capa.

Artists, Jews, nonconformists, exiles. Gerta Pohorylle meets André Friedmann in Paris in 1935 and is drawn to his fierce dedication to justice, journalism, and the art of photography. Assuming new names, Gerda Taro and Robert Capa travel together to Spain, Europe’s most harrowing war zone, to document the rapidly intensifying turmoil of the Spanish Civil War. In the midst of the peril and chaos of brutal conflict, a romance for the ages is born, marked by passion and recklessness . . . until tragedy intervenes.

Already published to international acclaim, Waiting for Robert Capa is an exhilarating tale of art and love-and a moving tribute to all those who risk their lives to document the world’s violent transformations.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Susana
Fortes

Susana Fortes is a native of Spain. Her novels have been translated into almost twenty languages, and she is the winner of numerous literary awards, including the Premio Nuevos Narradores, the Premio Primavera, the Premio de la Crítica, and, for Waiting for Robert Capa, the Premio Fernando Lara. She is a regular contributor to El País as well as various cinema and literature magazines.

Susana Fortes is a native of Spain. Her novels have been translated into almost twenty languages, and she is the winner of numerous literary awards, including the Premio Nuevos Narradores, the Premio Primavera, the Premio de la Crítica, and, for Waiting for Robert Capa, the Premio Fernando Lara. She is a regular contributor to El País as well as various cinema and literature magazines.

ABOUT
THE TRANSLATOR Adriana
V. López

Adriana V. Lopez is a writer, editor and translator whose work has been published by Harpercollins, Simon & Schuster and Penguin Random House, among others. Her arts and lifestyle journalism has appeared in newspapers such as “The New York Times” and magazines such as “Rolling Stone.” She divides her time between the U.S. and Spain, and also produces web content on topics such as health, food, parenting, books, and personal growth.

Adriana V. Lopez is a writer, editor and translator whose work has been published by Harpercollins, Simon & Schuster and Penguin Random House, among others. Her arts and lifestyle journalism has appeared in newspapers such as “The New York Times” and magazines such as “Rolling Stone.” She divides her time between the U.S. and Spain, and also produces web content on topics such as health, food, parenting, books, and personal growth.

NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

Waiting for Robert Capa is a story about a man-woman relationship, about two individuals’ ties connected with the passion of photography. A story about fear and uncertainty about what the next day will bring. About intolerance in the time of peace and the horrors of war. About the civil war and its impact on the senses of photo-journalists.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/01/2009
Country
Spain
Original Language
Spanish
Author
Publisher
HarperCollins
Translator
Adriana V. López
Translation
Translated from the original Spanish by Adriana V. López

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