Juan Bonilla (writer)
Juan Bonilla (born 1966) is a Spanish writer. He was born in Jerez de la Frontera. He has published several collections of short stories, including Tanta gente sola (Seix Barral, 2009), and Una manada de ñus(Pre-Textos, 2013). As a novelist, his notable works include Nadie conoce a nadie (Ediciones B, 1996), which was turned into a successful film by Mateo Gil, and Los príncipes nubios (Seix Barral, 2003), which won the Premio Biblioteca Breve in 2003. Los príncipes nubios has also been translated into several languages; the French version won the Prix littéraire des Jeunes européens in 2009.
Bonilla has also published works of non-fiction, notably a biography of the writer Terenci Moix, titled La vida es un sueño pop. Vida y obra de Terenci Moix (RBA, 2012). This book won the Premio Gaziel de Biografías y Memorias in 2011. Bonilla's latest novel Prohibido entrar sin pantalones (Seix Barral, 2013) treats the Russian avant-garde poet Vladimir Mayakovsky as its subject. The novel has received extravagant critical praise and won the I Premio Bienal de Novela Vargas Llosa to the best novel published in Spanish in 2012/2013. He has compiled his poems in the volume Hecho en falta (Visor, 2014). The collection 'Six stories' is available in English.
- Juan Bonilla: Six stories, Ankor Wat Words Collection, Dark Mirror Editions, 2004 (translated from Spanish by Rupert Glasgow).