Foto: Pere Virgili

Loretta Napoleoni, one of the world’s leading experts on terrorism, believes that Islamic State is here to stay and that we have no option but to negotiate on a political level. In October, this analyst took part in the lecture series “D.O. Europa” at El Born.

Philip Hoare. Photo: Miquel Taverna / CCCB

Hoare, once part of London’s punk scene and author of The Sea Inside, has found two channels for expression outside music: literature and the sea, with freedom as the common denominator. He gave a talk at the CCCB in September.

Foto: Dani Morell.

From Minsk to Barcelona

Francesc Serés

Svetlána Alexiévich’s stories remind us of the need to talk about what we are most familiar with, whether that is Barcelona or the Soviet Union, the women and children the Belarusian writer has interviewed for her books or the people going down the Via Laietana.