Poetry, drama, illustration, narrative, and Catalan song are part of the programme for the 14th edition of the Festival Eñe de literatura, which will take place from November 11th to 27th between Madrid and Málaga. For the first time, the event is celebrating a focus on Catalan literature, with the participation of authors like Enric Casasses, Carles Rebassa, Maria Callís, Josep Maria Miró, Mercè Ibarz, or Marina Rossell, among others.
The events of the “Window to Catalan literature”, which will take place at the Centre Cultural-Llibreria Blanquerna and at the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, have been curated by the writer and journalist Llucia Ramis, and they are produced by the Institut Ramon Llull and the Delegació del Govern a Madrid.
This year’s edition of the Festival Eñe shows a broad programme of activities with literature as a central axis, as well as a bulk of events such as conversations, recitals, debates, and various gatherings, with the participation of more than a hundred authors and artists.
It is noteworthy that Pol Guasch will receive the Premio Festival Eñe Talento a Bordo, which will be handed for the first time as recognition to emerging authors. The 24-year-old Catalan writer and poet published his first novel, Napalm al cor, in 2021.
On another note, the Catalan poet and translator Xavier Farré Vidal will take part in a session with the translators Joanna Maria Ostrowska, Daniel Ordóñez Franco, Sara de Barnús Domínguez, Ivana Palibrk, and Carmen Clavero Fernández at the Biblioteca Regional de Madrid Joaquín Leguina in November 12th at 6pm, where the work of some European young authors will be presented.
Besides the Catalan spotlight, among this year edition’s guests we can find prominent names like Rosa Montero, Erri de Luca, Elvira Lindo, Juan Mayorga, Bernardo Atxaga, Martín Caparrós, Lucía Lijtmaer, Juan José Millás, Chantal Maillard, or Niño de Elche.
Programme Ventana a la Literatura Catalana
Wednesday 16th November at 6:30pm
Poetry with Enric Cassasses, Carles Rebassa and Maria Callís
Welcome by Ester Capella, representative of the Govern de la Generalitat a Madrid, and Pere Almeda, director of the Institut Ramon Llull.
Thursday 17th November at 7pm
Drama with Joan Yago and Josep Maria Miró
Friday 18th November at 7:15pm
Narrative with Mercè Ibarz, Núria Perpinyà and Maria Sánchez. Chairperson: Llucia Ramis
Teatro Fernando de Rojas - Círculo de Bellas Artes
Friday 18th November at 8:45pm
Song with Quim Carandell, Marina Rossell and Guillem Gisbert
Salón de baile - Círculo de Bellas Artes
Saturday 19th November at 11:30am
Illustrated album with Meritxell Martí and Xavier Salomó
Organised by: La Fábrica