5th Foro Cervantes - Novelist, essayist and academic, Agustín Sánchez Vidal
The Sub-Faculty of Spanish will host the V Foro Cervantes on 6 and 7 March. The Foro Cervantes is a collaboration between the University of Oxford and the Instituto Cervantes in London to present to British academia some of the Spanish writers best known to critics and to the reading public. This year’s session will feature Agustín Sánchez Vidal, who will give two lectures entitled “El porqué de las ficciones” and “Quijote Welles. Variaciones sobre Cervantes y España”.
A novelist, essayist and academic, Agustín Sánchez Vidal is one of the most versatile writers in contemporary Spanish literature and a winner of the Premio Primavera de Novela in 2008 and other literary prizes. His works have been translated into more than ten languages. He is one of the leading experts on the cinema of Luis Buñuel and has also worked extensively on the figures of the poet Miguel Hernández, the painter Salvador Dalí and the filmmaker Carlos Saura, with whom he co-wrote the screenplay of Buñuel y la mesa del rey Salomón (2001). Both lectures will be in Spanish and are free and open to the public.