PODCAST: Orwell, the Civil War and more – homage to writers who made Catalonia home
Poets, novelists and journalists from around the world have been drawn by war, refuge and adventure
George Orwell, Pablo Neruda, Gabriel García Márquez. Just some of the 20th Century's greatest writers who for a time called Catalonia home. Press play below to listen or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.
Tadhg Prendiville from Barcelona Literary Tours takes Cillian Shields on a trip around the city.
Cristina Tomàs White joins Lorcan Doherty to discuss the international poets, novelists and journalists who came to Catalonia – some during the Civil War, some fleeing dictatorships in South America, and others, simply for the adventure.
This week's Catalan phrase is 'estar escrit'. Literally 'to be written', it means something is decided, set in stone.
Below is a list of writers – and one influential literary agent – mentioned in the podcast.
John Dos Passos
Gabriel García Márquez
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
Mario Vargas Llosa
Cristina Peri Rossi
Cristina Rivera Garza
Get in touch with the podcast team: firstname.lastname@example.org
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