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Follow in the footsteps of great literary characters through the historic streets of Barcelona. Read more


Murder, romance or history, Barcelona's rich literary offerings mean there's something for everyone. Read more


Barcelona has always been a rich source of inspiration for novelists. Read more


Barcelona launches Historic Novel festival

Barcelona Novel·la Històrica has awarded its first prize to British author Lindsey Davis, creator of the Roman detective Marcus Didius Falco Read more


Homage to Catalonia

Image courtesy: Penguin Group

Published exactly 75 years ago, George Orwell’s 'Homage to Catalonia' has become a classic but its beginnings were anything but auspicious Read more


Fifty years after its first publication, a new English translation is available of one of the best-known Catalan novels, 'La plaça del Diamant' Read more

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It is 40 years since one of Barcelona's most famous fictional characters, detective Pepe Carvalho, came into being at the hand of writer Manuel Vázquez Montalbán Read more


DRINK: '112 Wines for 2012'

Tara Stevens reviews a new wine guide by the former sommelier of El Bulli Read more

Jan 17, 2012 10:51 AM Food and drink blog

REVIEW: Guia de Restaurant KM0 Slow Food Catalunya

Tara Stevens takes a look inside the pages of this new guide to restaurants serving up local organic food Read more

Sep 27, 2011 10:50 AM Food and drink blog

Review: Rick Stein's Spain (BBC Books)

If you want to get to grips with Spanish cooking in your own kitchen, Tara Stevens reckons that you can't really go wrong with this book from the British chef. Read more

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Calling all Barcelona-based English-language writers—tell us here about your publications and spread the word Read more

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For those who want to celebrate Sant Jordi's Day by reading some Catalan literature in English, here's a look at what's available and why there's not more Read more


A new anthology of expatriate literature in Spain Read more

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The Time of the Doves

Graywolf Press

We take a look at books that have been inspired by or use the city as a backdrop to their story Read more

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This article introduces two long-term residents who found that the best way to write about Spain was in bite-size pieces Read more


Paul Preston

Photo by Richard McCrann

We interviewed Paul Preston, the acclaimed British historian of Spain's 20th century. Read more


Angela Jackson has spoken to the brave women who came here from the UK to serve as nurses with the Republican army during the Civil War Read more


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