Bianca Bellová’s four-part tour of Spanish cities

The Czech writer appeared in Malaga, Seville, Madrid and Barcelona.


Bianca Bellová. Photo: Jan Trnka

Bianca Bellová. Photo: Jan Trnka

With the support of the Czech Literary Centre, writer Bianca Bellová toured four Spanish cities with a translation of her internationally successful novel The Lake (translated by Daniel Ordóñez, published by Tres Hermanas Ediciones). The first stop was a bookshop in Malaga, where her two readings were hosted by the well-known local journalist Guillermo Busútil. “He is an extremely well-read and cultured man, and it was one of the best presentations I’ve been at,” commented the author on Busútil’s organization of the evening.

From there, Bellová made her way to Casa Tomada, a small bookshop in Seville, where her reading was hosted by the writer Aurora Delgado and Cristina Pineda from Tres Hermanas Ediciones.

The highlight of the tour was a birthday stop in Madrid in front of a large audience. The event was hosted by Stanislav Škoda and Iveta Gonzálezová from the Madrid Czech Centre (Daniel Ordóñez, who translated The Lake, also attended the event). The author was then interviewed by the daily newspaper El Independiente.

The final stage of the tour was Barcelona, where her reading also took place in a bookshop – Nollegiu de Barcelona. Another interview followed, this time for the Catalan daily newspaper Ara.

Reviews of the Spanish translation of The Lake have already been published online by La Opinión De Málaga and El Imparcial.