When I was mortal

Javier Marías

Masterful game of words, passion and tenderness, the harsh reality and dreamlike visions, but always powerful story with a surprising plot and unexpected denouement.

Twelve short stories of the collection When I Was Mortal are offering to the reader the opportunity to peek into the corners of the human mind, to discover the fine and in the same time terrifying threads of crimes and to look at our world "from the other world", when we have the opportunity to see everything differently, completely. Javier Marias is a rigorous stylist, in his texts is the pressure, irony, black humor and very skillfully dosed part of thrill and fear not only from what we don't know but also from what we know by accident.

Javier Marías (1951)

​Javier Marías is an award-winning Spanish novelist. He is also a translator and columnist, as well as the current king of Redonda. He was born in Madrid in 1951 and published his first novel at the age of nineteen. He has held academic posts in Spain, the US (he was a visiting professor at Wellesley College) and Britain, as a lecturer in Spanish Literature at Oxford University. ... More.

Eva Palkovičová (1958)

She graduated at Slovak and Spanish at the Faculty of Arts in Bratislava. Since 2005 works at the Department of Romance Studies FFUK.She focuses on the translation of Hispanoamerica prose of the 20th century. More.

Palo a Janka Bálik

Janka and Palo Balik were starting with us our publishing house as a graphic designers, devised and created for Artforum many covers and visuals of a books. Many of them were awarded in the competition The Most Beautiful Book of Slovakia. More.