There is always a Plan B

Daniel, tell me about your background.I was born in Egham, just outside of Windsor. But all my family moved down to Hastings when we were little. I went to University in Brighton, and lived there afterwards.How...

Deep inside the language

You’ve recently been awarded the Memorial Francesc Macià prize from the Fundació Josep Irla, in recognition to your contribution to promoting Catalan language and culture. How do you feel about it?It’s...

Shaken not stirred

What is a mixologist?A mixologist is a bartender who creates cocktails.Where did it all begin?I used to work in the family bar in Cadaqués, called Bar Boia. Then one day someone from El Bulli restaurant...

Laia Costa

'I follow my instincts'

With five US films already under her belt, Laia Costa's career has come a long way from the character Rym she played in TV3's popular Polseres Vermelles

Carme Pigem, Rafel Aranda & Ramon Villata

Design doyens

Carme Pigem, Rafael Aranda and Ramon Vilalta, the trio of artchitects from the RCR studio in Olot, are still feeling the effects of the “tsunami” that was winning the Pritzker award in March, considered...

teresa rosell

The purifying function of writing

Life-writing can be said to have begun with Saint Augustine's Confessions, but the literary exploration of the self has undergone many transformations in the following centuries

Agustí Pons

'The aim is to build a life, not research'

One of Catalonia's most experienced biographers, Pons has written the lives of Joan Triadú, Pere Calders, Maria Aurèlia Capmany, Nèstor Luján, Raimon Noguera and Salvador Espriu.

Núria Cabutí

'The book market is stable'

The head of the publishing consortium says that after some years of crisis, things are looking up in the industry thanks to digitalisation and more young readers

Teresa Torns

Towards equality

With an extensive academic and research career, this Doctor of Sociology explains that patriarchy is alive and well and living in our very own homes

Mircea Cartarescu

'European unity is vital now'

The Romanian writer and intellectual was in Barcelona last month to give a talk at the CCCB on the fate of Europe