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Mirador Kosmopolis: Unknown classics and new writers

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Mirador Kosmopolis is a place where extremes meet: come and discover unknown world classics and the new writers of our literature. The Sala Mirador at the CCCB becomes a café gathering where you can enjoy a drink while sharing in the good company and experience of editors, authors and readers like you.


6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: The Mutant Canon: Publishing Unknown Classics.*


Backing the publication of unknown classics is one of the options that a publisher can choose nowadays to earn a prestigious position among readers. To what extent can the contemporary publication of classics modify the literary canon? Can a classics publisher create trends? What literatures – large or small – remain to be discovered in Europe? A dialogue between publishers, where we will try to answer these and other questions related to the construction of catalogues that challenge the present with past titles.


With editors Laura Baena (Edicions de 1984), Valeria Bergalli (Editorial Minúscula), Oscar Van Gelderen (Lebowski Publishers), Daniel Osca (Sajalín Editores) and Muge Sökmen (Metis Publishers). Host: Jordi Nopca, writer and journalist.


7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.: Writing in the Present: New Writers.


The young writer is inexperienced and has doubts. The new writer makes a statement and wants to be heard. Some of the authors that have recently joined our literary scene will discuss their proposals: their models, their stylistic position, the ambition and the mood with which they have begun to explore the writing world. Do they write about the present? Or do they prefer to flee from it? Can they survive on their books? Does the publishing industry provide sufficient support for emerging talent? New writers voice their views.


With writers Jenn Díaz, Marina Espasa, David Gálvez and Yannick Garcia. Host: Jordi Nopca, writer and journalist.

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