By Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
If you’ve ever considered going to Spain, here is an extra reason to do so this spring.
This year, during the month of June, his native city of Sevilla in southern Spain will pay homage to Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer with an exhibit called “BÉCQUER, TAN CERCA… A TRAVÉS DEL ARTE” (“Becquer, So Close…Through Art”).
In this exhibit a hundred artists—painters, musicians, goldsmiths, sculptors, poets and writers—will share their work done in remembrance of the great Spanish author.
Becquer, the Spanish romantic poet par excellence, became immortal in spirit through his poems and short stories. In my book, BECQUER ETERNAL, he’s really immortal.
Because Becquer is the protagonist of my novel, I’ve been invited to contribute with a copy of my book to this exhibit.
I said yes, of course, for this is a great honor for me. The problem is that my manuscript is in English and I must provide a copy in Spanish by May.
Although Spanish is my native language, to translate the whole book on time is a tremendous endeavor. That’s why I will not be able to write my regular Friday post here for the next few months.
If you’re curious about my book, the English version, BECQUER ETERNAL, will be published by Astraea Press this May, and will be available through (
And if you want to learn more about the Becquer’s exhibit, please go to
So that’s all for now. Until I’m back, enjoy the spring!