The pianist James Rhodes (United Kingdom) has found in music not only a profession but also a kind of safe space in which to develop his creativity and deal with the terrible events which, from age six, marked his life, when a school teacher began to sexually abuse him. In his extraordinary autobiography, Instrumental (2015), Rhodes tells how a relationship with music allowed him to keep on living and become a well-known pianist.
Renowned as one of the most important World War II historians, Beevor desmonstrates his narrative skills as he relives the truth of what happened in the Battle of Arnhem. Based on original documentation, used here for the first time, Beevor reconstructs the devastating airborne battle of Arnhem, the last German victory. Beevor talks with Jesús García Calero, Chief editor of Culture in ABC daily, about the first-hand accounts from the soldiers and the diaries detailing the suffering of the inhabitants that have reshaped the vision of this battle.
The release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is considered not only a milestone in terms of The Beatles discography, but also in 20th century pop music. With this concept album, in which the band experimented with very different rhythms and subjects, and full of references to the 1960s context, the Fab Four left a musical legacy that is still with us today. Three fans and admirers of The Beatles talk to Rulo about the album that revolutionised music history. With the musician and writer Joselo, the novelist and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi, and the academic and writer Carmen Pardo.
El escritor Jorge Eduardo Benavides es además profesor de escritura creativa, y ha impartido seminarios y cursos en varias universidades internacionales. Ha sido galardonado con el Premio Julio Ramón Ribeyro de novela corta por La paz de los vencidos (Alfaguara, 2009 y Nocturna ediciones, 2014), y con el XXV Premio de Novela Torrente Ballester por su obra El enigma del convento (Alfaguara, 2014), su última novela, ambientada en el Monasterio de Santa Catalina en Arequipa. Conversará con Malcolm Otero Barral, editor de Malpaso Ediciones.