Collection: Adult fiction, num. 11
Objective public: General
Size: 15,5 x 23,3 cm
The author fell in love with this title, THE VERTIGO OF THE TRAPEZE ARTIST, the moment he came across it in a blog of the same name, the author of which generously allowed him to use it for this book. The collection includes 34 short stories in which the characters often seek the fragile equilibrium between the past and the future, between dreams and reality, and this indecision can cause a sense of vertigo. With tenderness and a sense of humour, Tubau presents stories like short cuttings to make the reader think, or to leave them with a sympathetic smile on their lips. Some of these stories have won the 2004 Valldoreix prize, the 2006 Vila de Corbera prize, third place in the 2006 Calafell La Mar de les Lletres prize and a special commendation in the Joan Cid i Mulet prize in the town of Jesús.
Jesús Maria Tibau was born in 1964 in Cornudella de Montsant, but his adopted home is in Tortosa. The short story is the genre with which he is most at home. Before El vertigen del trapezista, he had published two collections of stories, Tens un racó dalt del món (2001) and Postres de músic (2005), which won him the Marià Vayreda prize, as well as contributing to several anthologies, including L’angoixa del retratista (1999), El brogit de l’Ebre (2003), Contes coordinats (2006), L’altre Nadal (2006) and Estius a l’Ebre (2007). Among other awards, he had won the 2004 Valldoreix prize and the 2006 Ciutat de Corbera prize for two of the short stories in this collection. Since April 2006 he has run a highly active literary blog where, among other things, he offers literary games every Wednesday.