Barcelona’s newest literature festival, ‘42,’ will celebrate speculative fiction in November
The first edition this autumn will pay homage to acclaimed writers Víctor Nubla and Ana María Matute
A new literature festival in Barcelona dedicated to speculative fiction genres will celebrate its first edition from November 3-7 and will be known as ‘42.’
Fantasy, science fiction, futurism, historical fiction, and many other genres will be the order of the day in this exciting new step forward for Catalan literature.
The festival will take place in Barcelona’s Fabra i Coats factory-turned-cultural centre, and pay homage to the lives and works of acclaimed writers Víctor Nubla and Ana María Matute.
Writer Ricard Ruiz Garzón is the curator of the newest festival to arrive in the Catalan capital.
The festival will bring together the essence of stories told in other-worldly narratives of recent years and will feature a hundred authors from around the world.
As part of the programme, 42 will celebrate legends such as Stanislaw Lem and his works on the robot, pay tribute to Víctor Nubla, Domingo Santos, Ana María Matute, Ofèlia Dracs and Douglas Adams, among others, will recognise the best works published in the past year with a set of awards, and will feature talks, presentations, interviews, workshops, recitals, and exhibitions.