The City Council has recovered the cycle ‘Writers Library’, an initiative with which it wants to publicize these important spaces and outstanding authors of our country. On this occasion, the Hospital Real de la Misericordia will be present 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 was celebrated the International Day of Libraries, we wanted to commemorate it with these three appointments, which will lead the journalist Jesús Marchamalo, through conversations with the protagonists, who will give to know the secrets of these places in their homes ”, pointed out the general director of Culture in Marbella, Carmen Díaz, who pointed out 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 at Radio Nacional of Spain and Spanish Television, obtaining important prizes like Icaro, Montecarlo and National of Journalism of Miguel Delibes ”. 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 Benjamin 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, you will visit the Royal Hospital of Mercy Andrés Trapiello (1953), poet, novelist, editor, columnist, typographer, essayist and author of the celebrated ‘Hall of Lost Steps’, a diaristic project of which 23 titles have been published, the last one, ‘Quasi a fantasy’, in a family publishing house, Ediciones del Suburb. 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.