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A new take on the American abroad

Ben Lerner

Ben Lerner’s novel ‘Leaving the Atocha Station’ deftly explores the neuroses of a young foreigner living in Spain.

August 31st, 2012 | Posted in Books, Culture, Featured, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s literary giants are lost in English translation

Javier Marías's Los enamoramientos is being translated, but Spanish literature is under-represented in the English-speaking market.

Three cheers for Javier Marías for making it into Penguin Modern Classics: the first Spanish writer to do so since Federico García Lorca. Isn’t it about time the English-speaking world woke up to the Spanish literature of the last 75 years?

January 11th, 2012 | Posted in Books, Culture, Featured, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »


Menorca may not be known for producing great thinkers, but that overlooks Albert Camus’s Balearic blood.

November 14th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Revisiting Laurie Lee’s Spain

Laurie Lee

It is 20 years since the completion of Laurie Lee’s classic autobiographical trilogy, ‘Red Sky at Sunset’. His descriptions of travels and war in Spain may hark back to the first half of the 20th century, but they remain fresh and insightful today.

July 13th, 2011 | Posted in Books, Culture, Featured | Read More »

Farewell to Delibes’ rural dissent

The death of novelist Miguel Delibes has robbed Spain of a unique literary voice.

March 19th, 2010 | Posted in Culture | Read More »

Unmasking the weaver of dreams

Gerald Martin’s biography of Gabriel García Márquez reveals a little-known side of the Colombian novelist.

January 26th, 2010 | Posted in Books, Culture | Read More »

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