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Matías Candeira


Matías Candeira (Madrid, 1984) was born in Madrid in 1984. A writer and screenwriter, he also teaches creative writing in various centers and institutions, a day job he balances with his journalistic work in digital media.

He is the author of the novel Fiebre (Candaya, 2015) and five collections of stories: La soledad de los ventrílocuos (Tropo Editores, 2009), Antes de las jirafas (Páginas de Espuma, 2011), Todo irá bien (Salto de Página, 2013), Ya no estaremos aquí (Salto de Página, 2017) and Moebius (Algaida, 2019), which won the prestigious San Sebastián Kutxa Award.

His texts have been appeared in magazines such as Quimera, Turia, Squire, and Time Out; and in anthologies from Spain and Latin America, most recently: Última temporada: nuevos narradores españoles (Lengua de Trapo, 2013).

In the last decade, he has also been awarded various cultural grants and fellowships: The Antonio Gala Foundation for Young Creators grant (Córdoba, 2011), the Han Néfkens Foundation (Barcelona, 2013), the Acción Cultural Española residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, 2017) and the BBVA Foundation’s Leonardo grant, aimed at cultural creators and researchers who stand out for excellence in their field.

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