The UNESCO Granada City of Literature Programme and the Centro Federico García Lorca will hold an encounter between the Argentinean journalist and writer Martín Caparrós and the El País journalist José Manuel Abad Liñán. They both will have a literary conversation at the Centro Federico García Lorca on Friday, February 11th, 2022, at 7 pm.
The conversation will focus on the themes addressed by his latest book, Ñamérica (2021), which are the identity, memory and language of the countries that make up Hispanic America, as well as on other topics of the rich and complex literary and journalistic work of Martín Caparrós.
Conversations Series. Martín Caparrós in conversation with José Manuel Abad Liñán | Friday, February 11, 2022, at 7 pm | Sata Talleres of the Centro Federico García Lorca | The event can be followed on the Granada UNESCO City of Literature’s YouTube channel.
Organized by: Granada UNESCO City of Literature (Arts Departament of Granada City Council) and Centro Federico García Lorca.
Martín Caparrós (Buenos Aires, 1957) graduated in History from Paris, and he lived in Madrid, New York, and Barcelona. As a writer and journalist, he worked in press, radio and television, directed book magazines and cookery magazines, translated Voltaire, Shakespeare and Quevedo, received the Guggenheim scholarship, the Planeta and Herralde novel awards, the Tiziano Terzani and Caballero Bonald essay awards, and the Rey de España and Moors Cabot journalism awards. He has published more than thirty books in more than thirty countries, like Valfierno (2004), A quien corresponda (2008), Los Living (2011), Comí (2013), Contra el cambio. Un hiperviaje al apocalipsis climático (2010), El hambre (2014), Lacrónica (2015), Echeverría (2016), Todo por la patria (2018), Sinfín (2020), and Ñamérica (2021). Since 2020, many of them are being republishing at the Martín Caparrós Library, by Literatura Random House.
José Manuel Abad Liñán
José Manuel Abad Liñán (Granada, 1975) is a journalist. He currently works for the newspaper El País as an editor of the National section and also publishes in the Culture, International and Society sections. Prior to the newspaper El País, he has worked in the EFE Agency and in the press departments of several organizations, such as CSIC and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, where he was responsible for communication of the Gran Telescopio Canarias. He has been responsible for communication for the International Polar Year in Spain and adviser to the Secretary of State for Universities and Research, position that he combined with his work as a collaborator in the Cadena SER. He directed the edition of the scientific journal Popular Science in Spain before becoming the director of analysis and projects of the BBVA Foundation, where he launched the Fronteras del Conocimiento awards, the second largest world endowment after the Nobel awards.