Join this talk with Spanish writer María Sánchez, a journey through the Iberian countryside, words and places never to be forgotten
About this event
Writer and veterinarian María Sánchez works with local breeds in danger of extinction. In Almáciga, her latest book, she has built a nursery of words that belong to a rural world that, as we look to the other side, we may lose. With Almáciga, as with Cuaderno de Campo and Tierra de Mujeres, an essay that vindicates the role of women in rural areas, María was on literary covers and podiums. In this conversation with José An. Montero we will accompany her on this journey of words through the countryside and rural areas of the Iberian Peninsula.
This talk is part of the London Spanish Book & Zine Fair in its third edition.
In its third edition London Spanish Book & Zine Fair 2021, the book and zine fair is the first fair of its kind in the United Kingdom showcasing books and fanzines in Spanish. Since 2019 LSBF aims to generate a place for promotion and recognition of literature written in Spanish (bilingual/English) generating new links between authors, publishers and new audiences in the UK while at the same time serving as a meeting place of book enthusiasts. Organized by La Tundra Revista.
María Sánchez is a writer and veterinarian that works with native breeds in danger of extinction. She regularly collaborates on radio and digital and printed media on literature, feminism, culture and rural areas studies. Her poems have been translated into Portuguese, English, French, Romanian, and Polish. She has won several prizes, including the Rural Pride by Fundación de Estudios Rurales; the National Youth Award by Cultura del Instituto de la Juventud de España (INJUVE), FADEMUR 2019 Award from the Federation of Rural Women’s Associations (FADEMUR) for her contribution for the rights of rural women and Prize from the Princess of Girona Foundation for her work as a poet, writer and activist in defense of rural culture and especially the forgotten role of women in the countryside. She is the author of Cuaderno de campo (La Bella Varsovia, 2017), Tierra de Mujeres, her first essay, an intimate and familiar look at the rural world and specially about women and rural areas (Seix Barral, 2019) and Almáciga (Geoplaneta, 2020).
José An. Montero is a Spanish journalist, geographer and creative director. He is currently professor of Didactic of Geography and Social and Cultural Environment at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and creative director of the Making UCLM Laboratory, from which he has directed several documentaries, magazines, classical theater collections and urban artistic intervention projects. He has been the artistic director of various museum projects such as the interpretive planning of the Roman city of Valeria and the Ethnographic Museum of Huete. He is part of the Social GIF research team, specialized in Fire Ecology and Circular Economy. In journalism, he is editor of Nueva Tribuna (Público) at the cultural section, director of Espacies and the environmental education magazine La Circular. Author of the podcast Radio Difference and regular contributor to cultural magazines such as La Tundra Revista, Artez, Viceversa Magazine, Íkaro, Lima Gris, Diario Folk, Yaconic and Nokton Magazine.