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Major Spanish writer Antonio Gala dies in Cordoba at the age of 92 

BRILLIANT writer Antonio Gala has died at the age of 92 in Cordoba today (Sunday 28 May). Gala, born in Ciudad Real in October 1930,...

Catalan writer prohibits translation of her book into Spanish

A successful Catalan writer has forbidden her latest book from being translated into Spanish. Julia Bacardit, author, journalist and podcaster has said ‘she doesn’t want...

Spanish novelist Javier Marias dies at the age of 70 in Madrid

JAVIER Marias, author of novels like All Souls and A Heart so White and a regular candidate for the Nobel prize for literature has...

Spain mourns death of popular Valencian poet Fina Cardona-Bosch

THE Valencian literary world is in mourning after the death of the writer and poet, Fina Cardona-Bosch. The 65-year-old passed away on February 2 at...

Tributes pour in for Spanish author Soco Cordente who has died aged 36

SOCO Cordente, one of Spain’s greatest young writers has died.  The Cuenca-born author best known for her bestselling book Ego, passed away on Saturday aged...

Make a wish, whether it’s to see the penguins in Antarctica or climb Everest, keep your dreams alive

I NEVER thought I’d hear myself say ‘I wish I was busier’. When I set up my PR company I worked round the clock; weekends,...

Living the dream: Author Joan Fallon on her move to Spain

ONE of the positive outcomes of the coronavirus restrictions for me is that with so much time at home, I’ve had the opportunity to...

BREXIT BARD: Read street writer’s poem for the Olive Press about B-day

For €1, street writer Marta Carmona fired off a few lines of prose on her typewriter for the Olive Press in the capital’s trendy La Latina barrio.

Scottish expat author Joan Fallon launches latest mystery novel

‘Palette of Secrets’ follows ageing Marbella artist Nancy Miller as she attempts to write her memoirs

Google honours 178th birthday of Spanish writer and poet

Rosalia de Castro is featured on the search engine's homepage

Gerald Brenan’s life in Churriana to be recreated through anecdotes

Friends of the author will gather on November 14 to tell stories, all welcome

Best of British expat writers

The Olive Press celebrates expat writers Gerald Brenan and Chris Stewart

From beyond the Graves

Leading expat writer sees detailed compendium of work published for first time

Locating bones could solve mystery of Spain’s greatest writer

Archaeologists set to dig up Miguel de Cervantes's bones

Bare bones could solve Spanish mystery of Quixote creator

Spain is to dig up the bones of its most famous writer

Sheep ravage vegetable plot

In the first of our exclusive excerts from Chris Stewart's latest book on life in Andalucia, The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society, he reveals how his organic sheep destroyed his organic vegetable garden




Spain sees convictions for homophobic hate crimes spike in 2022

CONVICTIONS in Spain for homophobic hate crimes rose 25% in 2022 compared to the year before. That’s according to a yearly report from the...


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