Tales from the other side
An impressive cast of authors were coordinated by Concha Perea (La Corte de los Espejos, Fantascy, 2013) to gather and anthology of the newest urban fantasy, speculativepara compilar una antología de la novísima especulative fiction (literary science fiction, urban fantasy and strange literature), produced in Spain. Deeply influenced by China Miéville, Anna Starobinets or Jeff VanderMeer, the authors commit to a literary language in their reinterpretation of those genres.
Patchwork from the past.
Tales of the 8th March
On the occasion of the Women’s Day, the collection of Temas Vizcaínos, an iniciative by bbk Foundation, has published ‘Tales of the 8th March‘, a creation that gathers eight stories from as many Basque authors. They wanted to represent the feelings of a feminine soul, and the anthology is a chant for women’s freedom. For freedom to dream, feel, overcome their fears, decide, hope… A freedom sometimes torn apart during the difficult everyday life. The tales are written by Espido Freire, Luisa Etxenike, Karmele Jaio, Mariasun Landa, Toti Martínez de Lezea, Nerea Riesco, María Eugenia Salaverri and Arantxa Urretabizkaia, and are set in Biscay. Its main characters are infant, young and mature women. Their realities are very different, but in each one’s life something special happens on a 8th March.
Macondo face up
This is a selection of authors born between 1948 and 1978, who were teenagers or even children by the time of Latin American boom, and considered the narrative and poetry reads a substantial part of their lives.
A selection of more than ninety unpublished stories, written during the Alicante’s book fair, and forty illustrations created by sundry authors, and with very different subjects, that open up before us a world full of colors.