Articles Tagged “Spain ”

Googlies in Dublin and Madrid

by Rohan Kamicheril, August 22, 2007

The Guardian has a story on Ian Gibson's Viento del Sur (Wind of the South), which was recently published in Spain and is rapidly selling out its printrun. The twist in this otherwise ordinary publishing success story is that though Gibson has been a Spanish national for over 20 years, he was born and…...read more »

A Great discussion on Edith Grossman’s Don Quixote

by David Varno, February 11, 2009

Edith Grossman and Eduardo Lago at Idlewild Books, February 5, 2009 Edith Grossman's English translation of Don Quixote, published in 2003, is praised as an honest as well as accessible version of Cervantes's masterwork. The project's success came from a determination to íget it right,ë as…...read more »

film icon Words Without Borders Video: Edith Grossman on Don Quixote as Tragedy and Comedy

by Bud Parr, March 4, 2009

Here's a clip from our last Conversations on Great Contemporary Literature with Edith Grossman discussing Don Quixote as Tragedy and Comedy. There are more videos from this event at our Words Without Borders Youtube Channel. And be sure to check out our next event in the Conversations on Great Contemporary…...read more »

Weekly News Update

by David Varno, March 31, 2009

The PEN World Voices Festival schedule has been announced. Events begin on April 29th. ---------- The bicentennial mark of Gogol's birth has sparked hundreds of events throughout Russia, according to Moscow News Weekly, including theatre and film adaptations, readings, reopening of the Gogol House Museum,…...read more »

Roses and Sunshine and Books, What More Could You Ask For

by Nicolle Elizabeth, April 25, 2009

Sant Jordi is Barcelona's Valentine's Day. Seven million Catalans went out and partied all day and all night. In the streets, on the brick and cobblestone, in lovers' and loved ones' arms. A 24 hour reading of Don Quixote (my kind of celebration!) persevered through the romantic playfulness. The mood…...read more »

Book Critics Circle Asks: Which Work in Translation has had the Most Effect on your Reading and Writ

by Bud Parr, May 7, 2009

James Marcus (who recently contributed to our PEN World Voices Festival coverage) asked members of the Book Critics Circle "Which work in translation has had the most effect on your reading and writing?" He found some great responses, including Mann's Dr. Faustus, works by Camus, Kundera, as well as…...read more »

A New Series: Literary Journeys Through Catalonia

by Azareen Van der Vliet & Leonardo Francalanci, January 26, 2012

Throughout history writers have, again and again, undertaken journeys—journeys of the mind and actual journeys, traveling across their respective homelands as well as exploring more distant, foreign territories. They have traveled, one could argue, to feel captivated and reinvigorated by a sense…...read more »

Literary Journeys Through Catalonia: Through Josep Pla’s Empordà

by Azareen Van der Vliet & Leonardo Francalanci, March 7, 2012

"Landscape elucidates literature, because literature                                                                 is the landscape’s…...read more »

Listening Under the Kitchen Table: An Interview with Kirmen Uribe

by Cristina Slattery, April 30, 2012

Kirmen Uribe is a Basque writer and poet. In 2008, his novel, Bilbao-New York-Bilbao was published in Basque. (It has subsequently been translated into more than ten languages and was awarded the Premio Nacional de Literatura (Narrativa) in Spain. Uribe has also published children´s stories…...read more »

The Quality of the Fabric: An Interview with Bernardo Atxaga

by Cristina Slattery, May 9, 2012

Phillipe Starck´s forty-three-thousand-square-foot cultural center, the Alhóndiga, that was opened in 2010 was the setting for the Gutun Zuria literary conference that brought writers from the U.S., Spain and elsewhere to Bilbao in mid-April. Residents of the Basque city packed the auditorium…...read more »

To Fly to the Himalayas

by Yuyutsu RD Sharma, May 15, 2012

(This post is based on Yuyutsu Sharma's 2010 visit to Cordoba where he was invited as a guest poet at the Cosmopoetica Poetry Festival.)   My life I can tell you in two words-- a patio and a small piece of sky where a lost cloud and some bird fleeing from its wings pass by sometimes.  …...read more »

The Damage Done

by Thomas Bunstead, December 22, 2012

Basque writer Willy Uribe is now into his twelfth day of a hunger strike in protest against the incarceration of reformed heroin addict David Reboredo. This is the latest in a number of cases demonstrating the Spanish government's perceived double standards when it comes to granting judicial pardons.…...read more »