The influence of Carmen Laforet in Spanish literature

24/10/2021 The journalists and writers Rosa Montero and María Folguera are from Madrid but from different periods. During the Frankfurt Book Fair, they had a pleasant conversation about Carmen Laforet and how she has influenced Spanish literature as a writer and as a woman. Montero and Folguera discussed the difficulties that Laforet went through in […]

Intimism and rupture in the poetry of the generation of 1950s

José Manuel Caballero Bonald and Francisco Brines, who both passed away in May 2021, are two outstanding poets of the Generation of the 1950s, so-called the “social realism” or the “children of war” generation. Book critic and writer Antonio Ortega interviewed two experts on their work: poet and book critic Juan Carlos Abril; and journalist […]

Utopias, culture and the future

23/10/2021 What ethical challenges does transhumanism pose? What direction is the collective Zeitgeist taking? Is there a place for utopia and a positive image of the future? Three expert voices on the subject talk at the Eugenio Trías Public Library about culture and philosophy in today’s world. The anthropologist and researcher Yayo Herrero and the […]

The year of Spain as Guest of Honor of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2022 begins

The general director of Books and the Promotion of Reading, María José Gálvez, received today the “Guest scroll” from the hands of Caroline Fortin, the representative of the Canadian Organizing Committee. Under the slogan “Spilling Creativity”, Spain’s program as Guest of Honor 2022 will be based on the international success of Spanish literature, strengthening its […]

Literature of the scream

23/10/2021 The writer María Fernanda Ampuero and the journalist and writer Desirée de Fez have talked about the exploration of cruelty, the convergence of fantasy and horror, and the emergence of fear in the new feminine narrative territories. During their meeting at the Eugenio Trías Library in Madrid, they mentioned the need to review horror […]

New challenges for publishing

21/10/2021 Publishers and booksellers have discussed, together with Luis González, Director of the Germán Sánchez Ruipérez Foundation, the new realities and opportunities in the publishing world. Jordi Nadal, Director of the independent publisher Plataforma; Paulo Cosín, Editorial Director of Ediciones Morata and Luis Solano, publisher and founder of Libros del Asteroide (Grupo Contexto), analyzed the […]

Miquel Iceta: “Our creativity crosses borders and knows no boundaries, even idiomatic ones”

21/10/2021 21-octubre-2021 – The Minister of Culture and Sport, Miquel Iceta, presented this morning in a press conference the project Spain Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2022, stressing the “Spilling Creativity” of Spain. “Our creativity crosses borders and knows no boundaries, even idiomatic ones”, he pointed out, emphasizing the “vitality and the […]

The effervescence of the Spanish comic

22/10/2021 The comic genre is going through a moment of creative effervescence, influenced by a generational change, the vindication of previous authors and the generation of a new speech. Doctor in Physics and comic expert Álvaro Pons assure us that comics allow us to “live”, “understand”, and “discover” other lives and histories through a personal […]

Have a look at Spain

20/10/2021 The first face-to-face meeting of our professional literary programme in this Frankfurt Book Fair has helped to show the good health of Spain’s publishing sector. Live from Frankfurt, María José Gálvez, General Director of Books and Reading Promotion, Patrici Tixis, president of the Spanish Association of Publishers Guilds (FGEE) and Elvira Marco, Commissioner for […]

Dialogue on Memory with Elvira Lindo & Luis Landero

20/10/2021 What is memory? This is the essential question in this conversation between Elvira Lindo and Luis Landero, two Spanish writers of great international prestige. In this dialogue, they have naturally expressed their respective opinions on the importance of memory for a writer and how their experience in the world of literature has taught them […]