James Ellroy in Madrid with his new novel: Panic
James Ellroy has been in Madrid signing copies of his new novel, Panic, on his tour of Spain until May 6.
James Ellroy has been in Madrid signing copies of his new novel, Panic, on his tour of Spain until May 6.
Jo Nesbø has been in Spain presenting his latest novel entitled The Jealous Man. Madrid and Barcelona have been the chosen cities.
Cristina Peri Rossi, Uruguayan writer, is the winner of the Cervantes Prize awarded today. There is a selection of poems chosen from her work.
We review some recent television adaptations of literary titles like those by Lee Child, Mick Herron and Michael Connelly.
Saturday November 27, 2021 will go down in recent Spanish history as a dark date, Almudena Grandes has left.
The 80th edition of the Madrid Book Fair took place between September 10 and 26. I visited her on the 25th and this is my chronicle.
Emilia Pardo Bazán passed away on a day like today in 1821. This is a brief selection of fragments from some of her stories.
Arsene Lupine is the most famous character created by Maurice Leblanc. This is a selection of books as well as a review of the recently released series.
Guadalupe Grande, poet, essayist and critic, died at the beginning of the year due to heart disease. These are 4 of his poems in his memory.
The Bridgertons, a saga of historical romance novels written by Julia Quinn, are released as a television series.
Francisco Brines, Valencian poet of the Generation of the 50s, has won the 2020 Cervantes Prize. This is a selection of his poems
Sean Connery passed away on October 31st. This is a review of some of his most famous literary characters that he played.
The Megan Maxwell saga, Ask Me What You Want, and The Heir, by Jo Nesbø, will have upcoming film and television adaptations.
Louise Glück, an American poet, has won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature from the Swedish Academy.
Paco Roca (Valencia, 1969) is one of our most followed, famous and international references for comics and graphic novels….
We have said goodbye to Juan Marsé. This is a brief review of the work of this Barcelona writer, one of the best storytellers we have ever had.
Harrison Ford turns 78 today. Already legendary actor, today I review his most literary roles from a filmography as extensive as it is varied.
This Friday, June 19, 2020, the unfortunate news about the death of the writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón was released. Come, learn more about it.
Today the Galician Literature Day is celebrated. For this reason, I choose 4 poems by 4 contemporary Galician poets. To discover or reread them.
Stephenie Meyer is back with a new book in her famous Twilight saga for August, Midnight Sun. Review of the series of teenage vampires.
The SM El Barco de Vapor and Wide Angle Awards were presented this morning, won by Carlo Frabetti and Nando López.
French cartoonist Albert Uderzo dies. The creator of Asterix and Obélix has died in Paris at the age of 92 due to heart failure.
Yesterday David Gistau, journalist and writer with several published books, passed away. A current reference of journalism without ties and with a unique prose.
Do new generations read less? This is a question that has haunted the minds of many in recent years. Come, read a little about it and give your opinion.
If you are a lover of reading, and you are in Madrid, this article is made for you. Come and see the best places to read in the Spanish capital.
After the closure of the Círculo de Lectores by Grupo Planeta and the possible destruction of its files, the BNE takes a stand. Come and learn more about the case.
The editorial refers that "change of habits in the consumption of citizens" was the cause. Come and learn more about what happened and its repercussions.
Joan Margarit has been the winner of the 2019 Cervantes Prize. These are some poems by this fundamental Catalan author of contemporary Spanish literature.
That technology changes the way we see the world and our habits is not a secret. That it impacts ...
Jo Nesbø has visited Madrid for Getafe Negro and I have been with him. This is my most personal chronicle and impressions of Harry Hole's father.
Last night the Planeta Prize 2019 was awarded, which was won by the writer Javier Cercas, for Terra Alta. The finalist was Manuel Vilas, for Alegría.
The latest face of Inspector Maigret is Rowan Atkinson. A total change of record for this English comedian who plays the character of George Simenon.
Andrea Camilleri, the Italian writer who created Commissioner Montalbano, has died, leaving him an orphan after a long life and work.
Cervantes Virtual is a website in charge of the study and dissemination of the Spanish language. Come and learn more about its content and history.
Latin is a very interesting language, learning it offers new perspectives and brings you closer to the knowledge of the ancient ones. Come and find out how to learn it.
Judith Kerr, the author of When Hitler Stole the Pink Rabbit, a reference work of young adult literature, dies. I review his work.
Today Eduardo Punset, the most followed scientific popularizer in Spain, has passed away. These are just 6 of the books he wrote in his long career.
Unesco began to build a Creative Cities Network in 2004, in which several categories are recognized: ...
Penguin Random House has purchased Ediciones Salamandra. We analyze this operation that consolidates the Random House group in the Spanish publishing market.
There are many urban legends about the reading habits of the Spanish, what is true in them? Who, how, how much and what do we read?
Uruguayan poet Ida Vitale wins the 2019 Cervantes Prize, the most important prize in Spanish literature. I highlight 7 of his poems.
Francisca Aguirre has passed away at the age of 88. In memory of this Alicante author with such a long career, I highlight 4 of her poems.
The letter writers, by Beatriz Osés, and Blanco de tigre, by Andrés Guerrero, winners of the 2019 SM El Barco de Vapor and Gran Angular Awards.
Last Friday, March 29, I had the privilege of presenting at the Alberti Bookstore in Madrid, together with Jose ...
Finding a publisher that is committed to a new author is difficult. In the publishing market every day there are more writers and ...
Rosamunde Pilcher, the British lady in the romance novel, died on February 6 at the age of 94. I review his work and his figure.
King Arthur is one of the great myths of literature. New fragments of its history dating from the XNUMXth century have just been found.
The first prizes for this year 2019, the Nadal Prize and the Josep Pla Prize, have just been awarded. They have fallen to Guillermo Martínez and Marc Artigau.
TECUENTO is a free application for children and adults to edit stories in Spanish sign language in a simple and fun way.
13 new verses of Homer's Odyssey have been discovered at Olympia. I review the work of this classic of Greek literature.
I review the many faces that Poirot has had, a pristine and shrewd character of Agatha Christie, whose last face is that of John Malkovich.
Eduardo Mendoza and Arturo Pérez-Reverte publish new novels for this fall. I go ahead to take a look at them and wait patiently for the heat to pass.
Literary tourism is in vogue. The offer to recreate the settings of your favorite novels is growing. From the setting cities of the television saga of Game of Thrones to the London routes in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes.
The Scottish writer Philip Kerr died yesterday Friday 23 due to cancer. Very sad and unexpected news for all lovers of the black genre and of course for its thousands of readers. Bernie Gunther is orphaned.
We had breakfast today with the passing of the prestigious British physicist Stephen Hawking. From here I remember him with 6 of the many scientific books that he published throughout his long and prestigious career.
The American writer James Ellroy has been the winner of the Pepe Carvalho Prize at the Barcelona Black Novel Festival. Today I tell my love story with the Mad Dog of LA
Next February 2 marks 75 years since the end of the Battle of Stalingrad, a decisive moment of the Second World War. I review some titles about that famous battle in the Russian city on the banks of the Volga.
A new edition of the Barcelona Black Novel Festival, BCNegra 2018, is coming up, which will take place from January 29 to February 4. We review your topics, activities, awards and most prominent names that will visit you.
Today we bring you bad news for the world of literature, and it is that Ursula K. Le Guin has passed away at the age of 88.
The XXIII Forqué Film Awards have been awarded, which have won two very literary titles: _The author_ and _The bookstore_. I review other films with a similar theme.
Peter Berling, a fundamental name in historical literature, passed away on the 20th. We review the figure of the author of _The Sons of the Grail_.
For a few days we have known that Nerudo did not die of cancer as his own death report indicated. In a few months the results will be known.
The Swedish Academy has spoken: Kazuo Ishiguro, 2017 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature. Today we briefly summarize his life and work. Have you read anything of his?
The trailer for _50 released shadows_ has been presented, the title that closed the most famous erotic saga of recent years. I do a review on it.
We review 5 novelties that have just come out or will soon be on the market. Auster, Marías, Posteguillo, Follett and Skal present their new works.
Purita Campos, the author of _Esther y su mundo_, turns 80. We celebrate his anniversary with a review of his most emblematic work and character.
_The Snowman_, the seventh novel in the series by Commissioner Harry Hole, by Jo Nesbø, is now in a film adaptation. It opens in October.
Today we bring you one of those news that we know you like: the hairdresser who gives discounts to children who read. What do you think?
Harry Potter fans are celebrating today: Today marks the 20th anniversary of the birth of Harry Potter, the most famous literary wizard.
With 8.8 million euros in books sold, the 2017 Madrid Book Fair ends with good news and renewed optimism.
Yesterday Juan Goytisolo died at the age of 86 in the city of Marrakech where he would go to live with the family of his friend and former partner Abdelhadi.
Today we tell you that the letter 'M' of the RAE is still vacant: Rosa Montero and Carlos García Gual tied in votes and 2 were blank.
Today we come to give you sad news: The subject of Universal Literature from the Baccalaureate is eliminated. New snip of the Spanish government.
The historic Café Comercial de Madrid has reopened its doors two years after its abrupt closure. We had a literary coffee to celebrate.
For a day, the publishing giant Random House has bought Ediciones B for 40 million euros. In 2014 it already bought Alfaguara, from the Prisa group, for 72.
Harry Hole is back in _La sed_, Jo Nesbø's eleventh novel about his charismatic cop. And it is 20 years since the first. We dedicate this special to you.
Actor Tom Hanks will see one of his dreams come true with the publication of his first short story book in October.
The READ project, which develops Perros y Letras in Spain, promotes and facilitates, with dog help, the reading habit of the little ones.
The Beinecke Library is a paradise for all lovers of rare books and manuscripts. We tell you more about this wonderful library.
The Barcelona Black Novel Festival closes in its 12th edition. We review what they have given of themselves these days. Authors, tributes and activities.
We recently learned from an interview with him that Donald Trump likes books but doesn't read much. An answer as peculiar as him.
The Ministry of Culture foresees a National Plan for the Promotion of Reading. But by when and in what way will it be done? We review the panorama.
The RAE started the year incorporating new words, which may or may not be to our liking, but the fact is that you can already see them written out there ...
Today we woke up with a tragic and sad news: Nacho Montoto, a poet from Cordoba, dies at 37 years of age. Rest in peace...
There are several national and international authors whose work goes into the public domain this year. We take a look at those names.
A few days ago a poem by Anne Frank was auctioned by the Bubb Kuyper house for 140.000 euros. His starting price was 30.000.
Incomprehensibly, a painting related to Harry Potter has appeared in Vigo on a megalithic dolmen more than 4.000 years old.
From October 3 and permanently, the exhibition "Memories of Antonio Gala" will be open in Córdoba, specifically at his own foundation.
The disputes between Quevedo and Góngora and the verses that were mutually dedicated have returned to our time thanks to Twitter.
According to a study published by the BBC, it has been confirmed that Shakespeare did not write only some of the works that until now were attributed to him as his own.
Librotea is the space where, from now on, its users will be able to access small and medium-sized bookstores in Spain in a single click.
Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature today for creating a new poetic expression in American song.
For a few days we can find free books in the Plaza de España, in Seville.
The García Lorca family asks that the poet not be sought, that their position be respected.
The case of Ildefonso Falcones is reopened in which he is accused of defrauding 1,4 million euros derived from the copyright of his novels.
In the times when the digital age takes over all human activities. The field of reading continues to present itself as a bastion of tradition.
Para el maestro is an anthology of stories written by Spanish authors who demonstrate their love for Terry Pratchett, the author of Mundodisco.
The Oxford English Dictionary has decided to incorporate 6 new words invented by the author Roald Dahl in commemoration of his 100 years.
Today 100 years ago Roald Dahl was born, author of the work "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" among others.
The author of the Harry Potter saga, JK Rowling, denies the latest rumor circulating in reality: that Lupine could have AIDS.
In her time Agatha Chrsitie created the golden age of the detective novel and thriller. Today it is still a very accomplished genre.
The BookTrust project appears with the aim of finding good children's literature books in different languages and translating them into English.
At the Edinburgh International Book Fair there was a debate on the definition of Young Adult literature, leading to its readers.
Today, September 1, we have come across a new image in the Google search engine, and that is ...
Discover the reading list of the summer of 2016 of the current president of the United States, Barack Obama, who has read five very varied books.
A recent article compares people's opinion of Donald Trump and the opinion of Harry Potter readers regarding Trump.
Wild Cards, a series written, among other authors, by George RR Martin, announces its next television adaptation. Superheroes in the real world.
A recent study shows that reading for just 30 minutes a day can increase our life expectancy.
39-year-old single animal lover Helen Gradwell dies at Christmas from an accidental overdose before publishing her first novel.
Shannon Cain leads a fight to save James Baldwin's house, which they want to destroy to build 18 luxury apartments.
Racism is a problem that is the order of the day in all aspects despite what they want us to believe. Literature is not spared.
The editors of George RR. Martin say they do not know anything about the publication of Winds of Winter, the sixth installment of the saga.
Anne Rice reveals her vision of the lost kingdom of Atlantis in a new novel starring her most famous creation, the vampire Lestat.
For the 20th anniversary since the publication of the first book in the A Song of Ice and Fire saga, the author has decided to talk about his not famous time.
JK Rowling has announced to her thousands of fans that the story of Harry Potter ends with this last work: Harry Potter and the cursed legacy "
A book containing unpublished works Charlotte Brontë has been returned to the family home in Haworth, East Yorkshire.
Stephanie Meyer, the author known worldwide for her Twilight saga, will publish a new novel outside of her Twilight universe.
The Polish priest Krzysztof Charamsa, a priest who was expelled from the Vatican after declaring himself gay, has just published his first book against the Catholic Church
Find out what is the formula that makes a book a bestseller. We will not tell you how to write the book but we will tell you some ideas.
Recently, a card was discovered confirming that Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of "The Little Prince", was a reporter on the ...
Amazon could have ready an eReader with a color screen, a device that would not only revolutionize the ebook market but also the tablet market
The author of Harry Potter has said that she has finished the second script of the Fantastic Animals trilogy and where to find them, a new book is coming?
The RAE wants to put an end to the misuse of the male and female gender, using both indiscriminately.
A dystopian novel written by Oleh Shynkarenko about Ukraine's post-apocalyptic future will be translated into English for the first time.
Brexit has been positive and the United Kingdom will exit the European Union, but what is the short-term future of the country's bookstores and libraries?
Dan Brown, author known for being the creator of "The Da Vici Code", has decided to donate € 30.000 to a ...
The author of an autobiographical account of tetraplegia shows his anger that his book is shown in the movie "Me before you" without his knowledge.
The chairman of Waterstones has sent a letter to his employees warning that British bookstores will close if the UK leaves the EU ...
JKRowling make a video where he asks his fans that, when they go to see "the cursed child" not reveal anything of his plot to the rest of the world.
English literature students at Yale University have petitioned to stop focusing only on the works of white men.
The Future Library project has brought in its second contributor, author David Mitchell, whose work will not be seen by anyone until 2114.
The inheritors of the land will be the second part of La Catedral del Mar, a work that will continue with late medieval Barcelona ...
The publisher gives Swedish illustrator Jan Löö ???? f an ultimatum: either change the books to eliminate stereotypes or they won't be sold.
The headmaster of a private school in England has declared that some of the most famous fantasy books are harmful to young people
A map of Middle-earth filled with annotations by JRR Tolkien has been acquired by the Bodleian library ...
Harper Lee's biographer has discovered an article written by the author where she talks about the quadruple murder that occurred in Kansas.
Discover the editorial news that are published from March 28 to April 3, Young adult, science fiction and history.
JK Rowling has published on twitter the rejection letters she received with Galbraith's work, after being famous for Harry Potter, something curious ...
The book "Diary of Anne Frank" besides being a rather cruel real account of the life of its protagonist, ...
Discover the story of Marley Dias, an eleven-year-old girl who started a book drive
Adaptations and appearances of the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in current series.
Revealing letter from George Orwell explaining the reason for his work "1984". This letter was written 3 years before he began to write his magnificent work.
Do you know the largest literary hotel in the world? It is in Óbidos, Portugal, and has more than 100.000 copies of books. Would you like to visit it?
New Harry Potter book entitled "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" by the famous writer of the saga, JK Rowling.
Discover the editorial news that Editorial Alba has prepared to launch this September 2015.
The Flavorwire website has included 'Hopscotch' by Julio Cortázar among the 50 most complex works for readers.
A Parisian publishing house has published a facsimile edition of the proof-of-print for 'The Flowers of Evil' with Baudelaire's handwritten corrections.
Nubico, one of the reference platforms for digital reading under the subscription model, coinciding with the holiday ...
One study says that one in two Britons wants to be a librarian. Today we break down the reasons why being a librarian is not so cool.
Today goes on sale 'Your feet touch in the shade and other unpublished poems', the book that collects 21 unpublished poems by Pablo Neruda.
The publishing house Reino de Cordelia has released a new and excellent edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula with illustrations by Fernando Vicente
The 2014 Ignotus Awards are awarded. What do you think?
One might think that hanging the 2011 book list is a very typical option. But really,…
From this literature blog I have tried in some posts, to treat the comic as part of literature. In some…
“… There are three things in life that human beings cannot escape: death, taxes and…
Yesterday ended a meeting between a large number of writers, whose objective was to choose the ten best Bolivian novels ...
Lectura + is an initiative that aims to publish a set of books specifically thinking of people with visual difficulties.
Fernando del Álamo, author of Historias de la Ciencia, answers the questions in this interview with conciseness and explanatory intent.
Raffaella Salierno coordinates the Committee of Incarcerated Writers of the PEN Català, the Catalan section of the International PEN
In these days, in these times that invade us, that surround us, that understand us, literature has given a ...
The CONACULTA (National Council for Culture and the Arts), through the General Directorate of Publications, and the ...
The playwright, poet, screenwriter and political activist Harold Pinter died last Wednesday the 24th at the age of 78, a victim of cancer.
Federico García Lorca is back in the news. At a time when the Spanish justice is studying the possibility of carrying out ...
A few days after the announcement of the name of the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, a ...
A Hebrew text that had been stolen more than 10 years ago has been recovered. The text called The Book ...
In October, Michael Moore's new book, Mike's election guide 2008, will go on sale. The controversial filmmaker ...
A new book that talks about Barack Obama has been released. The book is called The Obama Nation, it is ...
Mario Vargas Llosa affirmed that "there is only one freedom and must operate simultaneously in all fields." The Peruvian writer ...
Walter Riso is a writer who was born in Naples in 1951, as a child his parents emigrated with him to ...
Francisco Pérez Martínez, better known as Francisco Umbral, was born in Madrid on May 11, 1935 and died in the ...
Babelia, the cultural supplement of El País, gives us in today's issue an unpublished story by Cortázar. One thought ...
When you wake up you feel like new. You have never thought that a XNUMXth century bed could be so comfortable. Tea…
Yesterday, on the day of our national holiday, we celebrated the arrival of Christopher Columbus in America, an oceanic feat that meant for ...