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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

Inaugurated the new Central Library of Helsinki.

Fifht edition of the Christmas Book Market TR3SC in Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm.

Liternatura: first literature and nature festival at MUHBA Vil·la Joana - Casa Verdaguer de la Literatura de Barcelona.


Main literary events this week in Barcelona

15 Dec
15 December 
Little and the Winter

Stories for kids and workshops in El Gat Pelut 

22 Dec
22 December 
Little Monstrie's Big Adventures

Presentation of this children's book in English

22 Dec
22 December 
Poetry Slam Barcelona

Hey! Last poetry championship of the year

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

The 100 Best Pens | The Strategist | 20/11/18

It's not a best books list, it's not a best covers list... it's a pens list! After trying them all, here's a selection of a hundred gems.

Literary Hoaxes and the Ethics of Authorship | The New Yorker | 06/12/18

If a book is good, entertaining and informative... is it necessary to know its authorship? An article about truth, truthfulness and the "autobiographical pact".

Best books of 2018: Hilary Mantel, Yuval Noah Harari and more pick their favourites | The Guardian | 03/12/2018

It's December and lists begin to bloom. What are the best books of 2018 according to Jonathan Franzen, Pankaj Mishra or Olivia Laing?...

KaPow! The Super-Sheroes That Stan Lee Created | The New York Times | 16/11/18

Stan Lee created strong and complex female characters, with a character and an agenda of its own: some examples are Sue Storm, Scarlet Witch or Hela. ...

Pretentious, impenetrable, hard work... better? | The Guardian | 10/11/18

A dissertation on the limits between reading difficulty and literary quality concerning this year's controversy with the Man Booker prize. 

Selections from Leonard Cohen’s Notebooks | The Paris Review | 7/11/18

It's been two years since Leonard Cohen died: The Paris Review publishes a small selection of his poems, drawings and annotations.