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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

Annual Meeting of the Creative Cities 2018 in Cracòvia and Katowice.

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

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


Main literary events this week in Barcelona

26 Jun
26 June
Magdalena Tulli in Barcelona

A conversation between the Polish novelist and Emma Quadrada

28 Jun
28 June
Poetry & Storytelling

Like every Thursday, there's an open mic night in Pub Limerick 

28 Jun
28 June

Presentation of the book per_cromwell, by Per Cromwell and Vicenç Altaió 

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

Has fiction lost its sense of humour? | The Guardian | 9/06/18

The only prize for comic literature in the UK (the award is a pig with the name of the book) hasn't been awarded this year. Does that mean something? 

Novelising Barcelona | The New Barcelona Post | 19/06/19

Segarra, Casavella, Pàmies... authors, grants and the "great novel of Barcelona". Who wants one great novel, when you can have so many? 

Top 10 lost women's classics | The Guardian | 13/06/18

Summertime is a good moment to get comfortable and read "unclaimed" authors: The Guardian recommends Nuala O'Faolain, Monica Dickens or Nella...

Feminize Your Canon: Olivia Manning | Paris Review | 13/06/18


"I don’t want fame when I’m dead", said the Brisith novelist Olivia Manning. "I want it now."

Language as Homeland, Identity and Normality | Lit Hub | 7/06/18

"In our world where language decline and extinction seems as inevitable as gentrification, where it is estimated a language dies out every 14 days, Catalan is an anomaly...

Five Dials #45. Europe in Pieces

In the new issue of Five Dials, Najat El Hachmi writes about the language of dreams and Colm Tóibín about Death in Spring by...