Clara Tahoces. Interview

Clara Tahoces gives us this interview

Clara Tahoces | Photography: Facebook profile


Clara Tahoces is a name and a face known to the most media-oriented public and fans of tunusual and mysterious themes. It is also author of several books related to them, but also writes novels. So the last published title of him is The witch's garden. In this interview He tells us about him and other matters. I am very grateful for his kindness and for the fact that he has found a space to serve me.

Clara Tahoces

He was born in Madrid and has a long career with more than twenty-five years dedicated to research of all kinds of topics related to mystery and the paranormal. At present it is editor and reporter of the program Fourth millenium. It was also editor-in-chief Journal Beyond Science and belonged to the program team millennium 3 in the SER Chain.

He graduated in graphopsychology and Graphological Specialties, and has written essays such as  GraphologyDreams: dictionary of interpretationGuide to magical Madrid. And she is also the author of novels like Gothika who won the Minotauro Prize in 2007,  The other o The Girl Who Couldn't Remember


  • LITERATURE NEWS: Your latest novel is titled The witch's garden. What do you tell us about it and where did the idea come from?

CLARA TAHOCES: This novel arose many years ago, when I began to investigate within my own family. I come from one of the branches of the IX Duchess of Osuna and had heard a number of family legends around her and the paintings of witches who commissioned master FFrancisco de Goya to decorate his private cabinet, so I started to check them and I found a enigma fascinating around her figure. An enigma that persists today and that I raise in my novel.

  • AL: Can you go back to that first book you read? And the first story you wrote?

CT: One of the first books I read was Tom Sawyer's adventures and other Dracula. Both impressed me. But my first writing, which I keep, is a story that i wrote with four years and that had as protagonist the mythical Creak, today much more normalized with the recent recordings of the arthiteuthis dux, the giant squid that, from time to time, appears in our seas.

  • AL: A head writer? You can choose more than one and from all eras. 

CT: Javier Sierra. Apart from being a good friend, he really enjoyed his works. Another is Tortuato Luca de Tena. God's crooked lines I was very impressed and it is one of my favorite books. I also love how David Zurdo writes. The signal It is one of my favorite works.

  • AL: What character in a book would you have liked to meet and create? 

CT: Dracula himself is a fascinating character that I would have liked know (the historical dracula, of course), although its literary version continues to awaken in me the desire to read and create.

  • AL: Any special habits or habits when it comes to writing or reading? 

CT: Not particularly. Tried write alone and when there is no noise, but it is not always possible. I come from a journalistic background in which noise is the prevailing environment and, if I have already advanced the story, I can write with noise in the background. If I'm beginning to create a story, I prefer the silence Because I have a hard time concentrating.

  • AL: And your preferred place and time to do it? 

CT: First thing in the morning, when the phone hasn't ring yet, or at night, when the phone has stopped ringing. I write on a laptop, so that allows me the freedom to choose the place according to my needs and what I feel like at all times.

  • AL: Are there other genres that you like? 

CT: The Novelty I quite like it, although I read many kinds of genres depending on my mood.

  • AL: What are you reading now? And writing?

CT: I'm reading about the lucid dreaming and incubation of Dreams. I'm writing about it, but I'm also practicing it.

  • AL: How do you think the publishing scene is?

CT: A lot has changed since I wrote my first book. Guide to magical Madrid. Before, books and authors were more cared for, but I suppose that these are the times that touch and you have to adapt.

  • AL: Is the moment of crisis that we are experiencing being difficult for you or will you be able to keep something positive in both the cultural and social spheres?

CT: I thought that after the pandemic everything would be different. illusion of me Nothing has changed and, if you rush me, we have gotten worse from the spiritual point of view. Then, I miss people reading more, but you can't force what doesn't come from the soul.


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