The link at El Pais also has a 25-page excerpt, all in Spanish.
Last year I read Muñoz Molina’s short novel In Her Absence and was quite impressed. It had an unadorned, playful, slightly metafictional first-person narration reminiscent of a lot of fiction coming out of Spain these days, that it definitely distinguished itself from others I’ve read in that mold.
I’d very much like to take on A Manuscript of Ashes, which I’ve heard is an incredible, postmodern treatment of the Franco dictatorship. I believe that those two and one other novel make up all the Muñoz Molina available in English, though there’s a lot more.
I’ve been told that Muñoz Molina could be the next great Spanish-language writer to make it in English. I haven’t read enough of his work to have an opinion one way or the other, though it would be nice to see more of him available in translation.