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Top Japanese author Haruki Murakami wins Princess of Asturias literature award in Spain

BESTSELLING Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami has won this year’s Princess of Asturias Award for literature. The Princess of Asturias Award jury praised the 'uniqueness' of...

Leading lights of literature gather once again in the shadow of the Rock for the Gibraltar Literary Festival

One of the stellar events in the English literature calendar returned at the end of November as a host of novelists, historians, politicians, academics...

Hay Festival in Segovia welcomes special guests to 2022 edition: 400 sheep

SOME 400 sheep were the special guests at Segovia’s famous Aqueduct on Friday, as part of the ongoing Hay Festival in the historical city...

Spain is least ‘culturally arrogant’ country in Europe but here are 10 reasons why you SHOULD say ‘Viva España!’

Spain is the humblest country in Europe when it comes to shouting about its national patrimony - way behind boastful Britain and gloating Greece, according to a recent poll. But Pablo Balbontin has 10 reasons to be proud of his native land...

Valencia City bookshop wins best bookstore in Spain title

THE honour of being called Spain's best bookstore has gone to a Valencia City shop. The award has been given to the Ramon Llull store...

Lorca comes back to life in tours offered this summer in Granada birthplace in southern Spain

THE birthplace of celebrated Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca will come to life with dramatised tours this summer.  A group of students and amatuer actors...

Something to write home about: Literary traditions of Moraira on Spain’s Costa del Sol

WITH its stunning views of the Costa Blanca to inspire the imagination, it’s not hard to see why Moraira is a great literary town. North...

A bookworm’s dream: Polly’s International Bookshop in Moraira on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AS it turns out, any old weather is just right for settling down with a book, whatever language you prefer to be reading in.  Thankfully,...

What you should know about Miguel de Cervantes, Spain’s greatest literary genius, who died on this day in 1616

As Spain prepares to honour its most famous author who died 400 years ago this month, Tom Powell wonders what life was really like for Miguel de Cervantes

BOOK REVIEW: Chasing Time features Andalucia in centre of medical mystery

CHASING TIME, by Thomas Reilly, an emotional mixture of contemporary fiction and magical realism, is a gripping suspense novel of cinematic scope. Could Spanish olive...

Meet the mysterious three men who penned the prize winning Carmen Mola novel

THREE male TV scriptwriters were awarded Spain’s Planeta prize for their work under the pseudonym Carmen Mola. The world’s highest paying literary trophy was...

OOPS! Catalan poet who said ‘poetry is not literature’ wins Spain’s top literature prize

"Poetry is not literature; it’s another thing," he said

British expat rocks Costa del Sol with new crime thriller on London’s criminal underbelly

Manilva author’s Costa del Crime blockbuster keeps Santa busy this Christmas

New guide book celebrates literary history of Andalucia

Andalucia: A Literary Guide For Travellers takes readers on an enthralling tour of Spain’s largest region, as seen through the eyes of the countless authors who have been inspired by it

Sotogrande expat reveals touching life journey in new golf love novel

Sotogrande-based Calum McGregor, who said the sport helped him battle his ‘demons’, has released Touching Distance From Africa

George Orwell’s Gibraltar musings

The author of 1984 was impressed by the Rock during his time there

Gibraltar’s got culture

Inaugural Gibraltar Literary Festival event hailed a triumph by organisers

Ben Okri to attend inaugural Gibraltar Literary Festival

The Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival will take place between October 25 - 27

Marbella expat author sees his debut novel published in the US

The debut novel from a Marbella-based author is set to be published in the US

Learn about España with Books4Spain

To mark 100 years of Spanish anarchism, the Olive Press lets you in on a valuable source to read-up on the subject and many other Spanish topics

Big names set to appear at Gibraltar International Literary Festival

Famous authors, including Madhur Jaffrey and Ken Hom, are lined up for Gibraltar Literary Festival

US literary lion wins award in Spain

American author has been awarded the Prince of Asturias award

Harry Potter takes his final bow

Charlotte left the cinema feeling completely bereft; like something had gone missing from her life

Nazi hate mail

Fanatic threatens novelist over book on SS officer fleeing concentration camp for Spain




Spain’s opposition leader welcomes early elections but accuses PM of distracting attention from PP’s gains

THE LEADER of Spain’s main opposition Popular Party, Alberto Nuñez Feijoo, today accused Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez of calling a snap general election in...


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