Literature

Paul Auster: “I wrote the book blindly, not knowing what was going to happen next”

US writer discusses ‘4321’, his first novel in seven years, ahead of translation into Spanish

HEALTHCARE

My life with hepatitis C

María José Gandasegui is hopeful a new generation of drugs will cure her of the virus

Number of abortions in Spain continues downward trend

Figures for 2013 reveal a 3.2% fall compared to previous year Demographic changes and wider availability of morning-after pill partly responsible

Major pharmaceutical distributor probed over illegal drug exports

Alliance Healthcare at center of inquiry into ring that sold state-subsidized drugs abroad

INTERVIEW

“The education law is not a Wert law”

Education Minister José Ignacio Wert discusses his reforms to the Spanish system

INTERVIEW

“I find it strange that other regions haven’t protested the education bill”

Minister José Ignacio Wert refutes notion that cutbacks in schools could affect quality of teaching