Malabares, Rolando’s debut novel, published in Spain by Espasa

Today Rolando Villazón’s first novel Malabares has been published in Spain. Dubbed “the fascinating first novel of a great artist” by fellow Mexican author Jorge Volpi, the story tells the tale of Balancín and Macolieta, living in parallel worlds through the pages of a diary that chronicles their sufferings and hopes. You can order your copy here.

Literature is one of Rolando’s great passions in life, and he is currently busy writing his second novel. On 23 April Rolando will be signing copies of the book in Barcelona for Sant Jordi’s Day, declared by UNESCO to be the International Day of the Book, which commemorates the day in 1616 when both English playwright William Shakespeare and the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes were thought to have died.