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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
A l'Auditori del Disseny Hub Barcelona

The day of books and roses, Sant Jordi, is also celebrated in the city of New York.

"Dialogues of Sant Jordi" returns, just the days before the great celebration of the book and the rose.

On Thursday, 19 April, Almudena Grandes will open the St.George's day at Saló de Cent


Main literary events this week in Barcelona

28 Apr
Poetry Slam Tournament

Let the poet touch stage!

02 May
Claude Lalumière in Gigamesh

The writer from Montreal presents the Spanish-language edition of Nocturnes and Other Nocturnes

04 May
4 & 5/05
XII Saló del Col·leccionisme

A collecting venue with magazines, comics, postcards, books and much more 

Barcelona City of Literature
Complete guide of the city’s literary events
Here you’ll find every literary event in the city, gathered in the GuiaBCN of the Barcelona City Council
Literary Radar

Selection of local and international pieces on literature

Middlemarch: Jennifer Egan on how George Eliot’s unorthodox love life shaped her masterpiece | The Guardian | 21/04/18

Jennifer Egan analyzes how the peculiar relationship between Mary Ann Evans and George Henry Lewes influenced Evan's...

The Magic of Books Where Photography Meets Essays | The New York Times Magazine | 18/04/18

A look at books that explore the dialogue between text and photography, with examples such as John Szarkowski and Eugène Atget, Teju Cole...

The bottomless generosity of the writer's memoir | LitHub | 18/04/18

Larissa Pham explores the background and form of writers' memoirs, and cites Rainer Maria Rilke, Mary Karr, Leslie Jamison or Alexander Chee.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's remains rediscovered in wine cellar | The Guardian | 12/04/18

 An excavation reveals the exact location of the coffin of the English romantic poet, author of Kubla Khan and heavy drinker. 

Teenage Vandals Were Sentenced to Read Books | The New York Times | 5/04/18

Last year, a judge in Virginia forced five teenagers who had painted swastikas in a black school to read specific books. Did the sentence work?

Unruly Bodies | Medium | April

In this digital anthology, Roxane Gay has brought together 25 writers who will explore the ever-changing relationship with our bodies.