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Kosmopolis 2019

10th Amplified Literature Fest

Festivals + Debate

From 20 to 24 March 2019, the tenth edition of Kosmopolis will present a five-day programme bringing together established authors and emerging new voices to address some of the main challenges facing culture and literature in their most open conception.

Under the slogan “Stories that Move the World”, the festival will revolve around the stories of the 21st century that aim to give sense to the world that we have created.


Joining in the debate on these stories, participation has been confirmed by Julian Barnes, Lisa Randall, Richard Sennett, Dave Eggers, Jocelyn Pook, Gonçalo M. Tavares, Han Kang, Philip Ball, Mona Eltahawy, Enrique Vila-Matas, Susan Orlean, Blixa Bargeld, Éric Sadin, Laura Bates, Simon Roy, Paula Bonet, Agustín Fernández Mallo, Helen Hester, Nuccio Ordine, Eva Baltasar, Paul Mason, Natza Farré, Vicente Molina Foix, Libby Heaney, Pere Arquillué, Najat El Hachmi, Rodrigo Fresán, Marina Garcés, José Ignacio Latorre, Rakaya Fetuga, Nick Srnicek, Manuel Bartual and María José Llergo.

And also by Sam Abrams, Ana Alonso, Marta Ballesta, Adriana Bertrán, Joan Burdeus, Juan Carlos Calvo, Idoia Cantolla, Jorge Carrión, Daniel Cassany, Javier Celaya, Jordi Costa, Coral Cruz, Olga Cuadrado, Laura Fernández, Sonia Fernández-Vidal, Julián Figueres, Margalida Followthelida, Albert Forns, Amelia Gamoneda, Mònica García, Núria Gómez, Anna Guitart, Laura Huerga, Anna María Iglesia, Marisol López, Lisette Ma Neza, Shaina Machlus, Lluís Marco, Luís Martínez, Comikk MG, Luna Miguel, Joana Moll, Bel Olid, Marta Orriols, Marc Pastor, Carles Pedragosa, Josep Pedrals, Laura Pinyol, Pol·len Edicions, Marina Porras, Lucas Ramada Prieto, Llucia Ramis, Rosa Renom, Revista Lectora, Conrad Roset, Bernat Ruiz Domènech, Ricard Ruiz-Garzón, Víctor Sala, Víctor Santos, Gustavo Schwartz, Ramon Simó, Taller Estampa, David Trueba, Jose Valenzuela,Tina Vallès, Vicenç Villatoro, Ian Watson...


We will be talking, among other subjects, about the influence of quantum physics on our conception of “reality”, returning to the theme of feminisms to reflect on female empowerment in all spheres, analysing the ethical dilemmas that will be posed by the transitions of capitalisms and exploring the evolution of narrative and its supports at the Stories Lab which will be presenting a small-format exhibition and an activities programme.

There will be no shortage of the usual sections such as the K Dialogues, with established authors talking about key issues in literature and our time; the European Poetry Slam championship, which will bring the top international experts in this genre to Barcelona; the Alfa Nights, with cinema premieres related with literature; and book presentations and signings.

Collaboration will also continue with organisations such as Biblioteques de Barcelona, with activities for library professionals, and Literature Across Frontiers (LAF), with a chat about writers who are exiles in Europe. Furthermore, the “Stories that Move Kubrick” will propose a series of activities related with the “Stanley Kubrick” exhibition that the CCCB is devoting to the filmmaker and that will reach its high point during the days of the festival.


K19 Program

Participants: Rasha Abbas, Sam Abrams, Ana Alonso, Neus Arqués, Pere Arquillué, Marta B., Lorena Baeza, Philip Ball, Marta Ballesta, Eva Baltasar, Blanca Bardagil, Blixa Bargeld, Julian Barnes, Lali Barrière, Manuel Bartual, Laura Bates, Juan Antonio Bayona, Adriana Bertran, Paula Bonet, Lolita Bosch, Marta Botet Borràs, Joan Burdeus, Daniel Calabuig, Juan Carlos Calvo, Idoia Cantolla, Jorge Carrión, Daniel Cassany, Javier Celaya, Comikk MG, Jordi Costa, Coral Cruz, Olga Cuadrado, Dive Dibosso, Dave Eggers, Najat El Hachmi, Mona Eltahawy, Martha Escudero, Marina Espasa, Natza Farré, Laura Fernández, Agustín Fernández Mallo, Sonia Fernández-Vidal, Rakaya Fetuga, Julián Figueres, Margalida Followthelida, Albert Forns, Rodrigo Fresán, Amelia Gamoneda, Marina Garcés, Mònica García, Anna Giralt Gris, Núria Gómez Gabriel, Tatiana Goransky, Anna Guitart, Golan Haji, Libby Heaney, Helen Hester, Laura Huerga Ayza, Anna María Iglesia, Han Kang, José Ignacio Latorre, Beatriz Liebe, María José Llergo, Marisol López, Ray Loriga, Lisette Ma Neza, Shaina Joy Machlus, Lluís Marco, Alberto Marini, Beatriz Martin Vidal, Luis Martínez, Mon Mas, Paul Mason, Diego Mattarucco, Luna Miguel, Vicente Molina Foix, Joana Moll, Ignacio Monter, Carles Muro, Jordi Nopca, Bel Olid, Nuccio Ordine, Susan Orlean, Marta Orriols, Daniel Orviz, Jordi Panyella Carbonell, Marc Pastor, Carles Pedragosa, Josep Pedrals, Laura Pinyol, Pol·len Edicions, Jocelyn Pook, Marina Porras, Lucas Ramada Prieto, Llucia Ramis, Lisa Randall, Rosa Renom, Oriol Ripoll, Marc Rovira, Simon Roy, Bernat Ruiz Domènech, Ricard Ruiz Garzón, Éric Sadin, Saiban, Víctor Sala, Ángel Sala, Víctor Santos, Gustavo Schwartz, Richard Sennett, Bashkim Shehu, Ramon Simó, Caylin Smith, Anna Soler-Pont, Carles Sora, Nick Srnicek, Hamid Sulaiman, Estampa, Gonçalo M. Tavares, The Hate Lovers, Carme Torras, David Trueba, Jose Valenzuela Ruiz, Tina Vallès, Marcel Ventura, Enrique Vila-Matas, Vicenç Villatoro, Ian Watson

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