I’m back in Barcelona

I’m back in Barcelona

Llàtzer Garcia | Dramaturg I’m back in Barcelona. I’m back to writing (or at least trying to) at my desk. It’s a flat with very little natural light. I miss room 115 of the Hotel Riu Fluvià. And the strolls through Olot or on roads that could take me to just about...
Proust and the Dreyfus Affair

Proust and the Dreyfus Affair

Valèria Gaillard | Journalist and translator  Almost a hundred pages. This was the number of pages that Marcel Proust dedicated to the Dreyfus affair near the end of the first part of The Guermantes Way. The writer makes use of a series of characters in the scene of...
Andrew Dowling at Faber

Andrew Dowling at Faber

Andrew Dowling | Writer Amongst the many changes experienced in contemporary British academia, one is the top down pressure to publish. And to publish. The act of writing and creation often becomes a burden, as something we have to do because we are told this is what...
The Faber experience as seen by Roy Horovitz

The Faber experience as seen by Roy Horovitz

OMG!!! Where do I begin? How to summarize the last ten days, which I spent here, at the Faber residency in Olot, surrounded by all this beauty? I came here from Israel. My very first visit to Catalonia (not Spain, Catalunya!, I learn fast…). Had no idea what to...