Fernando Aramburu, Patria [Homeland]

Helena Miguelez-Carballeira (Bangor University)
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is the fifth novel by Fernando Aramburu (born in 1959 in San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain). Published in 2016 by Tusquets, it became the best-selling book of 2017 in Spain and in the same year received the

Premio de la Crítica

(awarded on a yearly basis by the

Asociación Española de Críticos Literarios

), the

Premio Nacional de Narrativa

, the

Premio Euskadi de Literatura

and the

Premio Francisco Umbral al Libro del Año

. A novel dealing with the social effects and legacies of violent national conflict in the Basque country,


rapidly became a literary phenomenon in Spain, attracting sustained media coverage, positive reviews by leading critics and writers (Mario Vargas Llosa, José-Carlos Mainer, etc.) and even an endorsement from the then-Spanish Prime Minister,…

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Citation: Miguelez-Carballeira, Helena. "Patria". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 July 2018 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=38818, accessed 15 June 2024.]

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