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#156 July 2020

Agustina Bazterrica  
Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans though no one calls them that anymore. His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly.
Los solitarios 
Alvaro Arbina
By the author of La mujer del reloj / The Woman of the Watch and La sinfonía del tiempo / The Symphony of Time. A snowy landscape in one of the most remote places in the world.  A deserted house that looks like it fell from the sky.  
Borja Vilaseca   
This book is an experiment: it attempts to shake up your beliefs about money, work, and consumerism that have largely determined the place you occupy in the labor scene. We have been brought up to be obedient employees, passive contributors, and voracious consumers, thus keeping the economic system running.
Meritxell Duran
There is a small and cruel hell that almost everyone carries inside. Those who have not fallen into it probably know, at some point in their life, someone who does suffer from it. It is the hell of depression.This illustrated book explains in a very pleasant way what it is and how you can live with depression....
The 60th Edition of Premios Lazarillo have been awarded in Madrid to Jordi Sierra i Fabra and Carmen López López  
Spanish writer Juan Marsé, that young man who invented Barcelona, dies at the age of 87  
Spain’s Book Market: 40 Percent More Online Buying During Lockdown
Twelve Latin Americans candidates to the Real Academia 2020 Literary Awards
50 years of Mafalda. In 1970, the founder of Lumen Publishing, Esther Tusquets, published for the first time in Spain
Daniel Craig
English actor 
Emphasized by his ability to naturally and elegantly resolve the most difficult situations, the public forgets that James Bond is a character and Daniel Craig is just an actor. The evolution of this saga has adapted to the times since Her Majesty's Secret Service decided to marry on Four Your Eyes Only. Bond delves much deeper into his human side since Daniel Craig entered his skin. Now Bond is a man with a past and in No Time To Die, the next chapter of the franchise, the actor delves into his personal story to the point of saying goodbye to the character. .

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El País: Juan Marsé through five interviews 
The Catalonian writer revealed some of his literary key elements in interviews with the press. “I became a writer because I have a mental problem with the reality that surrounds me, my country, my city, my lifetime Literature allows me to live experiences that I have never had, but which I have dreamt,” explained Juan Marsé in 2008 when he was awarded the Premio Cervantes Award. The writer passed away last Sunday in Barcelona at the age of 87, but his literary legacy is one of the most prominent in Spain’s XX Century.    
Children's Book
Félix y Calcita
Artur Laperla
Epic! A troll has made his home in Felix’s bedroom! And yuuuck! It smells like moldy cheese! It’s named Calcita and he’s come here through the toy box and he eats rocks, yes, yes, rocks! Felix will discover that his house is connected to the troll world, and he’ll travel there with Calcita and discover that they’ve spent years fighting the gnomes.


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