The historian presents a lavish introduction to the Elizabethan aesthetic. Beginning with the great portrait of the Queen in grand procession with her Garter Knights, Strong explores chivalry, the changing structure of society, the complexities of imagery and heraldic symbols, and the richness of the Elizabethan imagination. Significantly, these paintings were personal commissions by private individuals and not for public viewing, so they speak volumes about the people who commissioned, painted and saw them. Strong was Director of the National Portrait Gallery 1967–1973 and of the Victoria & Albert Museum 1974–1984.
Jorge Volpi, one of Crack’s selected writers and the author of several novels and works of non-fiction, talks to Laura Revuelta about his latest book, Examen de mi padre, a personal, intimate work about the figure of his father which also reflects on Mexico, creating a relationship between the private sphere and the social context.
Join Gill Lewis as she discusses her thoughtful and wide-ranging new novel, which explores the plight of refugees in the UK, the origins of the RSPB and the beginnings of the women’s suffrage movement. Gill weaves together all of these strands and shares her own journey to becoming an author.
2016 es un año plagado de aniversarios relevantes dentro de la disciplina literaria puesto que se conmemora el 400 aniversario del fallecimiento de tres de los grandes de la literatura universal: Miguel de Cervantes (España), William Shakespeare (Inglaterra) y el Inca Garcilaso (Perú). La periodista Gaby Wood conversa con varios de nuestros ilustres invitados sobre el impacto e inspiración de las obras de estos autores en sus trabajos.