The novel Fiebre by Matías Candeira has been published, fruit of the Scholarship for the Master in Literary Creation

Fiebre is a book written by Matías Candeira and has been published by Candaya publishing house, thanks to the Second Han Nefkens Scholarship for UPF Barcelona School of Management’s Master in Literary Creation. This scholarship, created in 2012 to encourage the publication of literary works is a joint initiative between the Han Hefkens Foundation and Pompeu Fabra University.

In 2013, a unanimous decision was made by the jury comprising Juan Manuel Martos, Remedios Zafra and Daniel Gascón, to award Matías Candeira the Second Han Nefkens Scholarship, allowing him to enrol on the Master in Literary Creation at Pompeu Fabra University and spend a year writing Fiebre, a novel containing a touch of noir genre and fantasy, about alterity and family maledictions, while it is also a meditation on loss, on the difficulty of accepting pain, death, and the redeeming power of memory and literature.

Matías Candeira (Madrid, 1984) is a writer and scriptwriter. He currently works in teaching at the Madrid School of Writers, where he gives courses on literary creation. He is author of the books La soledad de los ventrílocuos (Tropo Publishers, 2009), Antes de las jirafas (Páginas de Espuma, 2010), Todo irá bien (Salto de Página, 2013) and La segunda vida (Aristas Martínez, 2014), in collaboration with illustrator Javier Jubera. Part of his creative work has also included publicity, short films, and video games.

Matias Candeira now presents his latest novel. Meanwhile, the winner of the third edition of the Hans Nefkens Scholarship, Cristina Morales, is currently studying on the Master in Literary Creation and working on her own novel.