Neoruralism has a general meaning, referring to what used to called back-to-the-country, i.e. people living in the city moving out of the city to live in the country, particularly during and after the covid pandemic. However, in Spain. It has taken on a literary sense, meaning the same thing, namely a novel or story about people leaving the city to live in the country. The precursor is held to be Jesús Carrasco ‘s Intemperie (Out in the Open), though there were many earlier ones. Indeed, Spain has long had a tradition of rural novels with Miguel Delibes being the best-known. Santiago Lorenzo‘s Los asquerosos (translated into French and Italian but not English) about a man who hides out in the country to escape from the police and finds he likes it, is also another well-known example of neoruralism.