10 Granta-Anointed Spanish-Language Writers You Should Know

Rodrigo Hasbún

Rodrigo Hasbún had his first story published in Nuevo Milenio in 2000 when he was only 19-years-old. He later won Bolivia’s National Story Prize in 2002 and has since garnered numerous other accolades. Selected to represent his native Bolivia during Bogota 39, which brought 39 writers under the age of 39 together, Hasbún has demonstrated his vocal presence both on the page and in the literary community at large. His vaguely self-referential short story collection Cinco is set in a nameless city distinguished by its potential to be anywhere and nowhere, a backdrop that ultimately emphasizes the psychological interiors of his characters.