Getafe Negro, a literary miracle in the south of Madrid

“The head of Getafe Negro, the writer Lorenzo Silva, is a man of letters who isn’t bad at numbers, or at least number juggling, either.

The festival he runs, which began yesterday and will run until next Sunday, 30 October, is in its 9th Edition and is a minor miracle of the Spanish cultural scene. With public financing frozen since 2009 and contributions from sponsors (50,000 and 30,000 each) the city to the south of Madrid becomes the literary centre of Spain for a few days.”

Translation by The Spanish Bookstage