As mentioned in my last blog a film about my novel Spanish Crossings was being made. And now it’s ready. Enormous thanks to Marc Boothe, Jaha and Shazad for producing such a lovely little film that’s very personal to me. You can see it here https://vimeo.com/208817743
Last weekend I was in the Swiss Alps at an extraordinary house called Alpenhof. Fourteen people writing to exercises I set inspired by the work of John Berger. It was a beautiful weekend, with the most spectacular panorama of the Alps in front of us, and the first time that I talked about and read from Spanish Crossings in public. Rather than describe the weekend, I’ll just let the pictures give you a flavour for what it was like. Also, amazingly – serendipity strikes again – I met someone at Alpenhof from Berlin University whose studies take her closer to my story and who has now put me in touch with a colleague at the Basque University in Bilbao. Perhaps the trail to Jesus Iguaran Aramburu is not quite finished yet.