Màrius Serra

A darker Sant Jordi

La novel·la de Sant Jordi is the prolific Serra’s latest work, a crime story set around Catalonia’s annual celebration of reading, which the veteran writer says has become a mass cultural event since his first festival in 1988

Rob Riemen
Dutch philosopher

Fighting against this age

Rob Riemen (Netherlands, 1962) is the founder of Nexus, which promotes cultural and philosophical debate and is this philosopher’s way of fighting fascism. Riemen says we live in a society that has everything...

Michael Jones & Judit Pinol
Craft brewers

Down under in the Empordà

Doskiwis: a fashion hairdresser from New Zealand and a Catalan model brewing India Pale Ale in the Empordà, the world is certainly a strange place

Carme Lluveras

“Being competitive isn’t bad. It is how we play, one against the other”

Monika Zgustová
Writer and translator

'I’ve always felt very european'

Monika, where are you from?I was born in Prague. When I was 16 years old my parents took me into exile. We went to India and then from there to the United States. That is where I studied and lived for...

Dr. Ramon Brugada


How is the project to install defibrillators in public spaces going?The public access defibrillation programme in Girona is one of the most important in Europe, and we now have 723 defibrillators everywhere,...

Ferran Adrià

Ferran Adrià

Ferran Adrià (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, 1962) is one of the world’s great chefs. After closing his El Bulli restaurant, he now focuses on creativity, his El Bulli Foundation, and his new project in Cala Montjoi. We spoke to him when he guested at a ’Sopars de Girona’ event, a meeting of Girona people living and working in Barcelona


“Soon technology will be as essential as English”

Aleix Valls was the general director of the Mobile World Capital of Barcelona for the last year and a half. He did a job that seems extremely complex because it means keeping up with the people who have...

North meets South

You are from Iceland, tell me about it.Iceland is a very special country, and of course it’s my country. It’s an island in the far north, if you go any further north you get to the North Pole! It’s...

Miquel Crespi

'We help actors overcome their fears'

Crespi argues that preparing actors for a play or TV part is about providing them with specific tools the director can take advantage of and that they can use throughout their career