There comes a time in the life of every person when they have to toy with and make an important decision. Ricard Ruiz Garzón took this chance when he decided to quit his job as a journalist to devote his time entirely to literature.
Well, not entirely, since he does other types of writing in different schools of literature. And the chance he took couldn’t have turned out better. Once his novel "La Inmortal" was finished, it was presented at the 25th Edebé Award for Children's Literature, and fate and, of course, the quality of his work, led him to win the prestigious award. "‘La Inmortal’ was the first work I wrote after quitting my job as a journalist," this lover of lost causes told me as a side note at this year's LIBER, where we are now and where we’ve been more preoccupied with the editorial movements that could come out of the possible independence of Catalonia than with literary themes. Fortunately, we can disengage ourselves and talk about what is ours, about literature. Ricard Ruiz Garzón, a fully bilingual writer, believes that the most important part of a novel is to find a good narrator. "In the case of children's literature, it is even more important because you have to know where to set the bar. In addition, I write for different reading levels. This novel can also be read by adults, especially if they like chess," he explains in a reasoned, yet sympathetic way.
Read the entire interview in its original language here: TodoLiteratura