Project Description


Vanessa Montfort (Spain)

Born in Barcelona, based in Madrid, Vanessa Montfort is a double award-winning novelist and playwright.  Her work for the Royal Court Theatre includes Flashback and Chalkland, while her second novel Myths of New York garnered hearty critical praise.

Works by Vanessa

sky_scrapers_1Myths of New York

A prize-winning noir thriller, set in a patchwork New York of movies, comic books and other icons




The elections approach, and Alfredo Santana is on track to become the first immigrant to ascend to the country’s presidency


cigaretteHouse Arrest

A couple is trapped in a loveless cohabitation, tied by a mortgage that in better times seemed an obvious choice



A queue of messages tells the story of one woman’s journey to the edge.  Friends, family, banks, utility companies and an ex call in vain


Sidewalk chalkChalkland

Evicted from a house he can no longer afford, a middle-class man sets up home on the street, sketching his living room in chalk on a brick wall


Happy greyhound dogThe Greyhound

A Spanish couple goes head-to-head with a German couple to win the right to adopt a greyhound who has been rescued from the street


Visit Vanessa Montfort’s website here.