The City Council has recovered the cycle ‘Writers Library’, an initiative with which it wants to publicize these spaces of important and outstanding authors of our country. On this occasion, the Royal Hospital of Mercy will have the presence from tomorrow, Tuesday, October 26, until Thursday, the 28th, of David Trueba, Benjamín Prados and Andrés Trapiello. “Once the situation of the pandemic allows us and that this Sunday the International Libraries Day was celebrated, we wanted to commemorate it with these three appointments, which will be led by the journalist Jesús Marchamalo, through conversations with the protagonists, who will give to know the secrets of these places in their houses ”, pointed out the general director of Culture in Marbella, Carmen Díaz, who has indicated that attendance will be free until full capacity is reached.
The municipal official has indicated that “we will know in depth the libraries of these authors, their organization, what books they contain and other aspects of interest, through a dialogue with Marchamalo, writer and journalist, who has developed a large part of his career in Radio Nacional de Spain and Spanish Television, obtaining important awards such as Ícaro, Montecarlo and Miguel Delibes’ Nacional de Periodismo ”. In addition, he is the author of a dozen books dedicated to these spaces and has given numerous courses, seminars and conferences on topics related to journalism, literary creation, the promotion of reading and language, also curating various exhibitions on writers and books. .
The first appointment will be this Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m., with David Trueba (1969), novelist, columnist, screenwriter and film director. He studied journalism and regularly collaborates in the written press, in addition to having obtained the National Critics Award in 2008 for ‘Knowing how to lose’ and that of ‘Los Libreros Recommend’ in 2018 for ‘Tierra de Campos’. In his role as a filmmaker, the film ‘Living is easy with your eyes closed’ won six Goya awards, among others, for best direction, best film and best original screenplay. His latest novel, ‘Dear children’, published by Anagrama, addresses the issue of politics and the world of politicians and their ins and outs.
On Wednesday, October 27, it will be the turn of Benjamín Prados (1961), poet, essayist, novelist and literary critic. He was awarded the Hiperión Prize in 1995, Ciudad de Melilla in 2001, Generación del 27 in 2005 and his work has been translated into more than 15 languages, also collaborating as a lyricist with Coque Malla, Amaia Montero or Joaquín Sabina. He belongs to the ‘Club de Rota’, a town where he spends his summers, together with Felipe Benítez Reyes, Luis García Montero, Almudena Grandes and Miguel Ríos. His latest book, ‘Everything is loaded by the devil’, published in Alfaguara, is the fifth installment of Professor Juan Urbano’s cases.
Finally, on Thursday, October 28, he will visit the Hospital Real de la Misericordia Andrés Trapiello (1953), poet, novelist, editor, columnist, typographer, essayist and author of the celebrated ‘Hall of Lost Steps’, a diaristic project of the that has published 23 titles, the last one, ‘Quasi una fantasia’, in a family publishing house, Ediciones del Arrabal. This year, he has also published ‘Madrid’, in Destino, mixing a historical and urban guide with autobiographies and ‘The source of charm, in the José Manuel Lara Foundation’, a long reflection on what poetry represents in his life. It has numerous awards such as the Nadal, Miguel Delibes, Julio Camba, Castilla y León de las Letras or the Literature Award of the Community of Madrid.