Jesús Carrasco


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Jesús Carrasco was born in Badajoz in 1972 and currently lives in Seville. Since 1996 he has worked as an advertising copy writer. His first novel, Out in the Open, was declared Book of the Year by booksellers in Madrid and is already scheduled for publication in 19 countries around the world. The Dutch translation was shortlisted for the European Literature Prize 2014. Out in the Open is set in an unnamed, drought-stricken country ruled by violence, as a nameless boy flees his home into an equally uncertain and dangerous future. When he meets an old goatherd, his prospects change but survival is no more guaranteed than it was, as danger and the vagaries of nature pursue them across the devastated landscape. More at