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Hollie McNish – Poet

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

“I just felt a bit annoyed, nothing too deep!” Hollie Mcnish is talking about the first time she performed in front of an audience. “It was at the Poetry Café, Covent Garden, at a night called Poetry Unplugged, hosted by Nial O’Sullivan. He was brilliant and really welcoming” The place is usually packed with funny […]

Volver by Don Pedro from La Mancha

Monday, August 1st, 2011

“In a place in La Mancha, whose name I don’t wish to remember, not long ago lived a gentleman…” a gentleman of revolutionary art and innovative cinema, a gentleman armed with a camera.   It’s not the first time that Almodóvar has immersed us in a world that, through being so real, seems unbelievable. In […]

Democracy with blood on its Hands: An Interview with Ariel Dorfman

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

“To create a democracy, blood must sometimes be spilled”. These would be wise words were it not for the fact that they were pronounced by Augusto Pinochet, one of the greatest mass-murderers of the 20th century. Pinochet’s seizure of power on September 11th 1973, an earlier 9/11 which produced a similarly catastrophic scene – that […]

Our man in Havana: introducing Leonardo Padura Fuentes and the quill of mystery

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

Canning house is the name given to one of the magnificent white buildings situated in London’s stately Belgrave Square. Behind the large windows, through which one can discern majestic ceilings with sumptuous chandeliers, the Hispanic spirit of the city lies hidden. The library, which houses one of the best collections of Spanish literature in London, […]

Memories, Fight and Fantasy at the Hand of the Great Superhero of the Spanish Narrative – Isabel Allende in interview

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Isabel Allende, the world famous Chilean writer and niece of the deceased Chilean president Salvador Allende, takes it with a sense of humor and a pinch of patience that, despite being one of the main representatives of literature produced in Spanish and a key character in Spanish literary circles, in some countries she is still […]

“Good writers do not write to flatter people’s good feelings” – Tomás Eloy Martínez in interview

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

Known for novels such as Santa Evita and The Perón Novel (La Novela de Perón) and winner of awards such as the 2003 Rodolfo Walsh Award for his career in journalism, and the 2002 Alfaguara Prize with El vuelo de la Reina (‘The Flight of the Queen’), Tomás Eloy Martínez was also one of eighteen […]

Eating spaghetti with Mohammed Ali. A Sporting life with Sydney Hulls.

Sunday, May 1st, 2005

It is a cool but sunny Sunday afternoon. I can see the top of his hat from the car when I pass by the huge conservatory from where he is facing over the Blackheath Esplanade. Sydney Hulls, sports reporter for the Daily Express for 35 years, is waiting for me in his victorian flat. The […]

Working with the Sahrawi. Interview with Alfonso Torres Istúriz, ATTsF member in the Sahara

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

“Share out what we have got, not what we do not need anymore” It’s already March and New Year resolutions are already part of the past. Jingle bells and tinsel are so far away they are already buried in my memory. Belated email messages from friends that I hardly keep in touch with and who […]