Swansea writer and academic Jim McCarthy has translated from the Spanish a superb collection of short stories from award-winning writer Fernando Villamía.


Winner of the Max Aub International Story Competition & Winner of the Gabriel Miró Short Story Prize.

A killer camera. A haunted suit. An impossible love. Music that can’t be heard, a terrifying phobia, an extraordinary shoe.

The Other Side of the Photo is a collection of tales about love, guilt, obsession and memory from prize-winning storyteller Fernando Villamía. Lauded for his perfectly constructed stories and brilliantly polished language, each tale is a journey into the inexplicable. Taut, tense and disturbing, the stories hook the reader, drawing them into the characters’ world, where everyday reality shatters to reveal the strange dimensions of a mysterious world that lies ominously beneath the surface.


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