Andrés Barba first gained renown with his novel La hermana de Katia (2001) that was later turned into a movie. He has published more than twenty works across narrative, essay, poetry and children’s literature. Barba has won multiple awards throughout the years and was included by Granta magazine in their Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists lists, published in 2010. Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, said about him: “[Andrés Barba] has already created a world that is perfectly realized and has a craft that is inappropriate for a writer of his age”. His works have been translated to several languages and his novels La recta intención and Las manos pequeñas [both were published in one volume under the title Las manos pequeñas (Chinese: 小手)] and República luminosa (Chinese: 光明共和国) have been published in Chinese by Imaginist.