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Kosmopolis 2013

Science, humour and lemurs

Interview with Edward St. Aubyn

Edward St. Aubyn (London, 1960) is one of the UK’s best contemporary writers. His work, often autobiographical, depicts the life and scenarios of the English aristocracy.

Llocs/ Lugares/ Places: dialogues with british writers

Debate with Nadeem Aslam

Although he has lived much of his life in England, Pakistan is the land that nourishes Nadeem Aslam’s literary imagination. Hence, and perhaps because “History is the third parent”, which is the opening line of his latest novel, Aslam’s writing is an in-depth exploration of both his cultural heritage, its richness and its contradictions and also the social, political and religious conflicts of Pakistan today, inside and outside its borders. Few w ...

Llocs/ Lugares/ Places: dialogues with british writers

Debate with Philip Hensher

Philip Hensher (London, 1965) is one of the most renowned and influential writers on the British literary scene today. A journalist, university lecturer and the author of seven novels, his work reflects the diversity of contemporary English society and reveals a special sensitivity when expressing the delicate relations between characters and the world of which they form a part.

Interview with Philip Hensher

Philip Hensher (London, 1965) is one of the most renowned and influential writers on the British literary scene today. A journalist, university lecturer and the author of seven novels, his work reflects the diversity of contemporary English society and reveals a special sensitivity when expressing the delicate relations between characters and the world of which they form a part.

Humour and Literature

Chronicles K13

Humour was one of the most successful themes at the 2013 Kosmopolis festival. This video is a chronicle capturing the voices of some of the participants in that edition of the literary festival.

The Graphic Novel and the World of Comic

Chronicles K13

The participants of Kosmopolis 13 talk about graphic novel and the world of comic. We interviewed Paul Gravett (comics critic), Dave McKean (illustrator), Karrie Fransman (comic book illustrator), Paul Rainey (comic book illustrator), Dani Orviz, David Jou, Joan Carreras, Sonia Fernández Vidal, Carlos A.

Kosmopolis 13. Lights on Waves

A Concert by Glissando*, Bläue and Pulpopop

A mini-concert of science-fiction songs, organised by ICFO-Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, in which the audience is invited to participate with their texts. 

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Kosmopolis 13. Café Europa

Talk with Joana Brabo, Krzysztof Czyzewski, Juan de Diego, Eduard Escoffet, Carles Hac Mor, Josep Pedrals, Rogelio Saunders, Nermin Yildirim, Monika Zgustova and Bashkim Shehu

Dave McKean

The blue tree

Dave McKean, creator of Arkham Asylum y Sandman, among many other comics, is one of the cult authors of the illustrated genre. In this talk, McKean traces a journey through his work in comics, art, music and film.

Paul Gravett

Infinite Canvases: Twenty-First Century Comics

Paul Gravett, one of the greatest experts in comics and graphic novel in the United Kingdom, reviews the history of the British comic paying special attention to its current situation.

Jorge Carrión and Nacho Vigalondo

Battle of the series

When it comes to science fiction in the 21st century, which is at the forefront – film or television? Which language is better, more daring, more suitable, more innovative? Have series overtaken film? Are Lost, Battlestar Galactica and Fringe more interesting than Matrix and Prometheus? The film director Nacho Vigalondo and the writer Jorge Carrión debated these questions during the literature festival Kosmopolis 2013.

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Joana Abrines

Lucia Calvo

Guide to following Kosmopolis live on Internet

Kosmopolis

Because Kosmopolis is amplified literature and because we want the festival to reach you wherever you are, we’re streaming some of the talks and activities. We’ve also programmed online coverage of the festival on Twitter so you at home can follow us and take an active part in the conversation # Kosmopolis.

CCCB Educació

Interview with Andreu Buenafuente

At the 2013 Kosmopolis festival, the humourist and TV producer Andreu Buenafuente spoke about humour and literature with the writer Juan José Millás. We visited one of Buenafuente's work spaces, the set of El Terrat, to interview him before his appearance at Kosmopolis.

Kosmopolis 2013 itineraries

Kosmopolis

There is less than one month to go before the start of the seventh edition of Kosmopolis. The Amplified Literature Fest and we now have everything ready to make the CCCB the meeting place for lovers of literature during 14, 15 and 16 March.

Lucia Calvo

Post-novels and other monsters

Jordi Carrion

Explosion! The Legacy of Jackson Pollock was the title of a recent exhibition at the Joan Miró Foundation. What was it that exploded? Painting.