La escritora Rosa Montero

Female writers and readers in the Cuesta de Moyano

FEMALE WRITERS AND READERS in the Cuesta de Moyano

On October 16 at 12 pm, in booth 22 on the Cuesta de Moyano, Writers’ Day 2021 is celebrated. The Soy de la Cuesta association organizes a literary gathering in which the writers Rosa Montero and Nuria Labari will participate and will be moderated by the journalist Inés Martín Rodrigo. Everyone can enjoy this free meeting, upon reservation of their place by clicking on the following link.

If for some reason you could not attend, but you would like to know everything that is going to be discussed in this meeting, Writers and Readers can also be followed live through the official profile of the Soy de la Cuesta Association.

In addition, after the talk, both Rosa Montero, Nuria Labari and Inés Martín Rodrigo will sign copies of their works and of course, the activity will take place applying all health safety measures, such as the use of masks and gels, and distance control and gauges.

Writers’ Day, so important to vindicate the legacy of women in Spanish and universal literature, arose five years ago at the initiative of the National Library of Spain, the Spanish Federation of Women Directors, Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs (FEDEPE) and the Classic and Modern Association (CyM).


Writer and journalist. She studied Political Science at the University of the Basque Country and International Relations at the Ortega y Gasset Institute. She collaborated with the digital portals of El Mundo and Telecinco, where she was editor-in-chief. She wrote the book of short stories Los borrachos de mi vida (Lengua de rapo, 2009), winner of the 7th Caja Madrid Narrative Prize. It also appeared in the selection of short stories Small Resistances 5: Anthology of the New Spanish Short Story (Pages of Foam), edited by Andrés Neuman. In 2016 he published his first novel, Things that shine when they are broken (Círculo de Tiza). The best mother in the world (Random House Literature, 2019) is her latest novel.


Inés Martín Rodrigo (Madrid, 1983) has a degree in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid. She works in the Culture section of the newspaper ABC, where she coordinates the Books area and regularly collaborates in the ABC Cultural supplement. She has published the novel Azules son las horas (Espasa, 2016) and has participated in the anthology of short stories The Cannibal Notebook (Pálido Fuego, 2017). She is the author of the chapter “David Foster Wallace, the genius who did not know how to have fun”, by David Foster Wallace: Portable (Random House Literature, 2016), and the prologue to the Spanish edition of Virginia Woolf’s diary. Vol. I (1915-1919) (Three Sisters, 2017). In 2019, it was selected by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) in the first edition of the “10 de 30” program, which seeks to publicize and promote abroad the work of a dozen Spanish writers out of thirty and forty years. In 2020 she published A Shared Room (Debate, 2020), an anthology of interviews with the great writers of our time with a foreword by Enrique Vilas-Matas.


National Literature Award 2017. Rosa is one of the five writers to receive it along with Rosa Chacel, Ana María Matute, Carmen Martín Gaite and Carmen Riera. She has published dozens of novels. Highlights: Crónica del desamor (1979), I’ll treat you like a queen (1983), La hija del caníbal (Primavera de Novela Award in 1997 and the Chilean Critics Circle Award 1997), La Loca de la casa (What to Read Award 2004 for the best book of the year, Grinzane Cavour Prize for the best foreign book published in Italy in 2005, “Roman Primeur” Prize of Saint-Emilion, France 2006), History of the transparent king (Prize What to Read 2005 for the best book of the year, and Mandarache Prize 2007), Instructions to save the world (Readers’ Prize of the Festival of European Literatures of Cognac, France, 2011), The ridiculous idea of ​​not seeing you again (Madrid Critics Prize 2014 and Prix du Livre Robinsonnais 2016 from the Bibliothèque du Plessis Robinson, France) and The Times of Hate (2018). His latest book is Good luck (Alfaguara, 2020).

You already know, put it in your agenda and stop by the Cuesta and enjoy the initiative “Writers and Readers on the Cuesta de Moyano.”