Óscar Esquivias

Óscar Esquivias

Óscar Esquivias in Cordova, 2010. Photo by Asís G. Ayerbe.
Born (1972-06-28) June 28, 1972
Burgos, Spain
Occupation Short story writer, novelist.
Nationality Spanish
Period 2000–present
Genre Novel, story, poetry, short story, very short fiction
Literary movement Flash fiction, Alternate history, Gay literature
Notable works Trilogy: Restlessness in Paradise, The City of the Great King and Comes the Night
Notable awards Ateneo Joven of Seville, Setenil

Óscar Esquivias (born June 28, 1972 in Burgos, Castile and León, Spain) is a Spanish short-story writer, poet and novelist.[1][2]

He studied at the University of Burgos. He was director of the literature magazine Calamar, revista de creación (1999-2002). His first novel, El suelo bendito (Award Ateneo Joven of Seville) was published in 2000. The trilogy of novels composed of Inquietud en el Paraíso (2005), La ciudad del Gran Rey (2006) and Viene la noche (2007) shows his personal vision of Dante's Divine Comedy.[3]

He published a collection of short stories, Pampanitos verdes, many of which contained homosexual characters and themes.[4]

He is currently a member of the Academy of Fine Arts and History 'Institución Fernán González'.[5]




Collected short stories

Prizes and Rewards


  1. Valls, Fernando (2011). Nuevos derroteros de la narrativa española actual. Zaragoza: Universidad. ISBN 978-84-15274-23-0.
  2. Rodríguez Fischer, Ana (2011). "Nuevas Formas Breves". El País, 10 September 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  3. Fernando Castanedo (2006). "Dante en Burgos (1936)". El País, 21 January 2006. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  4. Basanta, Ángel (2011). "Pampanitos verdes". El Cultural. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  5. Institución Fernán González (2012). "Miembros de la Institución Fernán González". Academia Burgense de Bellas Artes e Historia. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  6. "Ediciones del Viento rescata Jerjes conquista el mar de Óscar Esquivias". El correo de Burgos, 15 November 2009. 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  7. Santos Sanz Villanueva: «Andarás perdido por el mundo», El Cultural, 25 March 2016.
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