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, Europes 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 loveand a moving tribute to all those who risk their lives to document the worlds violent transformations.
About the Author
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 Critica, and, for Waiting for Robert Capa, the Premio Fernando Lara. She is a regular contributor to El Pais as well as various cinema and literature magazines.
Susana Fortes es licenciada en Geografia e Historia. En 1994 gano el Premio Nuevos Narradores con su primera novela, Querido Corto Maltes. Luego fue finalista del Premio Primavera 2001 con Fronteras de arena y finalista del Premio Planeta 2003 con El amante albanes, una novela que se convirtio en bestseller en Espana. La traduccion en ingles, The Albanian Affairs, ha conseguido el tercer premio del Book of the Year Awards 2006. Sus obras han sido traducidas a diez idiomas. Actualmente vive en Valencia, donde compagina la ensenanza con el periodismo y la literatura.
Adriana Lopez was the founding editor of Criticas magazine, Publishers Weekly's Spanish-language sister publication. Lopez's work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post, among other publications. A member of the PEN American Center, she lives in New York City.
“Waiting for Robert Capa moves artfully between fact and fiction, with a stunningly evoked backdrop of the Spanish Civil War. Susana Fortes is the real thing: a world-class novelist who brings all of her considerable talents to bear on this brief, affecting story.”
-Jay Parini, author of The Last Station and The Passages of H.M.