Jorge Loriga Torrenova, better known as Ray Loriga (born March 5, 1967), is a Spanish author, screenwriter, and director[1] (born Madrid, 1967).

Ray Loriga
Ray Loriga in Barcelona, 2014
Ray Loriga in Barcelona, 2014
BornJorge Loriga Torrenova
(1967-03-05) March 5, 1967 (age 52)
Madrid, Spain
Pen nameRay Loriga
OccupationWriter, film director
NationalitySpanish
Period1990s–present
Literary movementX Generation
Notable awardsAlfaguara Novel Prize
SpouseChristina Rosenvinge (div. 2006)
Children2

His first novel Lo Peor de todo (The Worst Thing of All), was published in 1992, and was followed by Héroes in 1993. Caídos del Cielo - La pistola de mi hermano (My Brother's Gun) was the first of his novels to be published in English, and he directed a film based on this book in 1997. In the same year, he worked together with Pedro Almodóvar and Jorge Guerricaechevarria to produce the screenplay for the film Carne trémula (Live Flesh), also directed by Almodóvar. The screenplay was based on the 1986 novel of the same name by the British crime writer Ruth Rendell. His second novel to be published in English was Tokio ya no nos quiere (Tokyo Doesn't Love Us Anymore).[2]

Loriga married Spanish-Danish singer-songwriter Christina Rosenvinge in 1989.

In April 2017, Loriga was awarded the Alfaguara Prize for his novel Rendición (Surrender). It is one of the most financially rewarding Spanish-language literary prizes.[3] His most recent novel, Sábado, domingo (Saturday, Sunday), was published in February 2019.

BibliographyEdit

NovelsEdit

  • Lo peor de todo (The Worst Thing of All) (1992)
  • Héroes (Heroes) (1993)
  • Caídos del Cielo - La pistola de mi hermano (My Brother's Gun) (1995, English publication in 1998)
  • Tokio ya no nos quiere (Tokyo Doesn't Love Us Anymore) (1999, English publication in 2003)
  • Trífero (2000)
  • El hombre que inventó Manhattan (The Man Who Invented Manhattan) (2004)
  • Yo solo hablo de amor (I Only Speak of Love) (2008)
  • Za Za, emperador de Ibiza (Za Za, the Emperor of Ibiza) (2014)
  • Rendición (Surrender) (2017 - Alfaguara prize - English publication scheduled 2020)
  • Sábado, domingo (Saturday, Sunday) (2018)

Short story collectionsEdit

  • Días extraños (Strange Days) (1994)
  • Días aún más extraños (Even Stranger Days) (2007)
  • Los oficiales (The Officers) (2009)
  • El destino de Cordelia (Cordelia's Destiny) (2009)

ScreenplaysEdit

FilmographyEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About This Person From All Movie Guide:". The New York Times. Retrieved February 17, 2012.
  2. ^ SAM LIPSYTE (October 17, 2004). "'Tokyo Doesn't Love Us Anymore': Don't Speak, Memory". The New York Times. Retrieved February 17, 2012.
  3. ^ "Argentine writer Sacheri wins Alfaguara Prize". Buenos Aires Herald. April 6, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2017.