Anne Mclean

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The Arc de Triomf in Barcelona, during a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the Covid-19. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP via Getty Images

For more than two weeks I’ve been shut up at home in Barcelona with my wife and son. I only go out to buy food in spectral supermarkets, after having (...)

Juan Gabriel Vásquez. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

Juan Gabriel Vásquez can’t stop smiling, but it’s a calm, serene smile. The kind of smile that says “it is very nice to win another prize”. He has (...)

Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez has won this year’s Impac award for his novel The Sound of Things Falling. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

For only the second time in its 19-year history the International Impac Dublin Literary Award has been won by a Spanish-language work. Colombian write(...)