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Barcelona bullia, tot era un sofregit de grandesa i de campi qui pugui

Josep Mª de Sagarra

Barcelona és la ciutat que crida, que maquina, que lluita i que enamora

Irene Polo

Me sentí conmovido en aquella ciudad hermosa, lunática e indescifrable

Gabriel García Márquez

Por primera vez me sentía suelta y libre en la ciudad

Carmen Laforet

It was the first time that I had ever been in a town where the working class was in the saddle

George Orwell

Je vis scintiller à mes pieds, pareille à un grand morceau de quartz fracassé, une cité méditerranéenne

Simone de Beauvoir

La ville oscillait entre l’insurrection et la fête populaire

Mathias Énard

Ets rígida i espessa perquè estàs en ordre de batalla

Josep Carner

Abaixeu, si escriviu, les persianes!

J. V. Foix

Barcelona! Ho tenim tot i no som ditxosos

Francesc Pujols
Vieron el mar, hasta entonces dellos no visto
Miguel de Cervantes

We, the members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and our colleagues in UNESCO Cities of Auckland (Music) and Dunedin (Literature).

You can now apply the scholarship for writers to Ulyanovsk and Reykjavík. Attentive to the dates.

Result of the theatrical scholarships Carme Montoriol and Montserrat Roig for writers, 2019.

Literary Radar

Selection of local and international pieces on literature

Barcelona reads: The literary cafés and restaurants of this city | The New Barcelona Post | 10/04/19

Discover the best cafes and restaurants in Barcelona where you can spend some time among books

The Catalan Paradox, Part II: Conversation with Translator Mary Ann Newman | Los Angeles Review of Books | 28/03/19

An interview with Mary Ann Newman, director of the Farragut Fund for Catalan Culture and translator of Josep Maria de Sagarra, Quim Monzó and others....

Post-fiction and how it came about | CCCB Lab | 5/03/19

In October 1938, thousands of New Yorkers were fleeing an alien invasion: they believed that the radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds was real.

Laura Bates: witch hunts never stopped – now they're online | The Guardian | 28/02/19

Invited to this year's Kosmopolis, Laura Bates draws up similarities between witch hunts and the current harassment of young women.

'I can't even look at the cover': the most disturbing books | The Guardian | 21/02/19

From American Psycho to Shirley Jackson, gore or dystopian fiction, the Guardian readers share their most disturbing and shocking books.

Marcus du Sautoy: “Humans will never know if the universe is infinite” | CCCB Lab | 19/02/19

The mathematician Marcus du Sautoy talks about artificial intelligence, creativity, Jorge Luis Borges and the limits of consciousness.