Our novel, Verano del 69, published by ENTRELÍNEAS EDITORES, takes a look at a little-known but amazing episode in Madrid’s history – the arrival of the future Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney to the Spanish capital. The great writer was unknown then outside of the English-speaking world, but in the present day, with his name charged with international renown, it was surprising to us that more people are not aware of the moment when an Irish literary giant intersected with Madrid neighbourhoods and Spanish history.
What connects a pharmacy, hairdressers, an old cinema and a bar? Lots and lots of surprising history. One which tells the story of Madrid.