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The Man Booker International Prize 2017: Longlist Predictions

The longlist for the Man Booker International Prize is due to be announced on Wednesday 15th March. I am on the shadow panel again this year and have been thinking about which books could make the cut. 842 more words


Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

Translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell, ‘Fever Dream’ by Samanta Schweblin tells the story of Amanda, a woman who is critically ill in a rural Argentinian hospital, where David is trying to get her to remember the events which led her there. 391 more words


Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer : leading poet of the Spanish romanticism

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

On February 17th 1836 the poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (in full Gustavo Adolfo Claudio Domínguez Bastida was born in Seville, Spain. Bécquer was one of the most well known and leading poets of the Spanish romanicism. 155 more words


Thus Bad Begins by Javier Marias

I may have shared with you how I often feel a stranger in this world. When a writer is able to tap into that emotion, to make me reread a sentence because he has just described a way I’ve felt, it is a somewhat rare occurrence. 518 more words

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Recordando lo que vivimos. Extrañándote sin mesura.

Cuando cae el silencio sobre la casa dejándote sola con tus pensamientos, las sombras que el cielo anuncia cubren tu rostro tiernamente y toda actividad cesa. 221 more words


Ingenuity in the age of Cervantes: pop-up talk, Tuesday 21st February

Following the Fighting windmills virtual exhibition, a short in-focus talk will be given on Tuesday 21st February at 1pm entitled Ingenuity in the age of Cervantes… 31 more words