Cervantes prize

Sergio Ramírez dedicates Cervantes Prize to “murdered Nicaraguans”

The author of ‘Divine Punishment’ underscores literature’s responsibility in denouncing injustice

INTERVIEW | Sergio Ramírez

“Literature is not incompatible with anything, not even politics or war”

Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramírez talks about his craft and his role in Sandinismo as he prepares to receive the Cervantes Prize


Antonio Muñoz Molina: “Our legacy will be a pile of garbage”

The award-winning Spanish novelist talks to EL PAÍS about the pitfalls of modernity

Literary feud

Vargas Llosa breaks his silence over friendship with García Márquez

Nobel laureate discusses ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ at Spanish open university course in Madrid


Cervantes prizewinner laments state of Spain during ceremony

Juan Goytisolo made unusually short speech after King Felipe VI gave him his award The Spanish writer spoke passionately about social justice and even cited Podemos


Juan Goytisolo: “When they give me a prize I’m always suspicious of myself”

Marrakech-based author of ‘Marks of Identity’ named 2014 Cervantes Prize winner


Existential poet Félix Grande dies aged 76

The writer provided an essential voice for Spain in a career spanning more than 50 years


Four centuries on from his death, time to meet the real El Greco

A very different picture is emerging of Domenikos Theotokopoulos Rather than being a religious mystic, the Cretan was a proud and worldly artist


José Luis Sampedro, the voice of a new generation

Writer and economist who inspired Spanish protest movement dies at 96


"Love is an invention of poets and priests"

Seville-born musician Sr Chinarro discusses romance and the future of recorded music


“Words belong to everybody — murderers and victims”

Argentinean writer and Cervantes Prize-winning poet Juan Gelman is back at the age of 82 with an anthology and a whole new book of verse