Félix J. Palma

Félix J. Palma has been acclaimed by critics as one of the most brilliant and original storytellers of our time. His devotion to the short story genre has earned him more than a hundred awards. The Map of Time, his first book published in the United States, was an instant New York Times bestseller and received the prestigious 2008 Ateneo de Sevila XL Prize. It has been published in more than thirty countries. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed The Map of the Sky. Palma lives in Spain. Please visit FelixJPalma.es.

Books by this Author

The Map of Time Collection
The Map of Chaos
El Mapa del caos (Map of Chaos Spanish edition)
Atria Español: Selección de novelas bestsellers
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try (Yoda).

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Just not writing.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The sound of silence (Simon and Garfunkel), Hunting High and Low (A-ha), All I Want Is You (U2), Paint a Vulgar Picture (The Smiths), The man on the mon (REM)

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?


My perfect day would start by passing time in bed with a dear person,writing a bit without hurries, reading in a cafeteria while it rains, and agood movie before falling asleep close to the same dear person.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Lost opportunities