Fernando Aramburu is one of the most outstanding of current writers in Spanish. His nine novels and four books of short stories have been widely praised. But it is his novel Patria (Homeland), acclaimed by critics and a stunning success among readers in Spain and across Europe, that has gained him the widest international readership. Homeland has been awarded numerous prizes, including the National Prize for Literature and the National Critics Prize in Spain and the Strega Europeo Prize and the Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa International Literary Prize in Italy.
He currently lives in Germany, where he worked as a Spanish teacher since 1985. Homeland is his first book to be translated into English.