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Former barrister bases first novel on his own ambitions

Tony Bryant

A former barrister who now lives in Spain has recently published his first novel, Tilting at Windmills: a Spanish Year Chasing a Novel Dream. Henry Murphy came to live in Spain in 2014 and, like the main character in his new novel, he has always ... had a desire to write. The novel is set in the town that the author now calls home, Canillas de Albaida, a 'pueblo blanco' nestled in the mountains of the Axarquia region of Malaga. Born in Dublin in 1949, Henry had an interesting life prior to ... years; after which, he headed to Spain to do something he had always dreamed about: write a novel. Established author The mild-mannered author is well-established as a writer, a career he embarked on shortly before retiring from the bar. He is the



A passion for Andalucía inspires debut novel

Tony Bryant

Benalmádena-based British author with a passion for Andalucía has recently published her debut novel. The flamenco-theme love story, published in both English and Spanish, is set in Andalucía, London, Los Angeles and New York and focuses on the



The Village Dream Preservation Society

Peter Edgerton

The declining population of rural villages has long been a worry for Spain. One of the most striking images I encountered walking the Camino de Santiago a few years ago was the vast number of disused football pitches, characterised by waist-high gras



Spanish history from a female perspective


Granada-based British writer, Barbara Lamplugh, has recently published her second novel set in Spain; The Red Gene. The book comes four years after Secrets of the Pomegranate, released in 2015. The story starts in 1936 as Civil War breaks out in



New novel depicts Malaga of the 80s

Tony Bryant

British expat author, Sandra Danby, has recently published the second instalment of her popular identity detective novel series. Her first book, Ignoring Gravity, received rave reviews and a five-star rating on Amazon, and the second in the series ... is already attracting considerable interest. The detective series focuses on journalist Rose Haldane, who sets out to reunite people lost through adoption. The latest novel, Connectedness, focuses on the life of Justine, an art student who arrives ... an award-winning author of short stories, having her work published in magazines and journals in the UK. Similar to the protagonist of her new novel, Sandra left home and moved to Spain in 2008, and she soon fell in love with the scenery and the



Another great Spanish novel available in English

This is the second in our five-feature series looking at contemporary Spanish literature available in English. This week we review Lorenzo Silva's The Faint-hearted Bolshevik, a classic of modern Spanish fiction, published in English by Hispabooks. N



3 August 1966: The first novel is banned under Manuel Fraga's reformed Ley de Prensa


"This novel, banned in 1966, is not a political novel. It is simply literature and nothing more," declared the writer Isaac Montero about his book, Alrededor de un día de abril (Around an April Day), after it was finally published in 1981. The ... regime. In early 1966, shortly before the introduction of Fraga's law, award-winning short story writer Isaac Montero tried to publish his first novel, Alrededor de un día de abril. Initially, it was subject to ninety cuts and modifications under ... Madrid. The 1966 Ley de Prensa held onto its rule until 1977, two years after the death of General Franco. The political system was gradually reformed as part of the 'Transición', and modern Spanish democracy took shape. Montero's novel was eventually



“Cecilia's murder shook the town”

sur in english

Paul Bradley, like many Spanish and foreign residents living in Nerja at the time, was shaken by the murder of Cecilia Olivares on 28 September 2008. She was stabbed 15 times at the Biznaga café on Nerja's Balcón de Europa at 9.20am on that morning.



Moustaches and coffee mornings for a good cause


Cudeca Cancer Hospice Roger's birthday bash Roger Humpidge celebrated his 70th Birthday in Benahavís and managed to raise money for Cudeca Cancer Hospice at the same time. Guests attending the party gave a prize for the raffle instead of givin



Searching through memories of memories

Mark Nayler

Cercas. Superbly translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean in the year of its publication, the novel is told from Cercas' point of view and documents his quest to find out exactly what happened on that clearing near Collell in 1939. Cercas treats the ... squad. As Cercas' quest continues, the layers of storytelling become ever more intriguing. The novel's exhilarating finale starts when he meets the Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño (whose gargantuan “2666” is a modern classic of literary fiction), again