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24 March 2019

The tenth edition of Kosmopolis, the amplified literature fest, put the spotlight on “stories that move the world” around three central pillars: feminism, post-capitalism and quantum physics.

According to Kosmopolis director Juan Insua: “This edition has represented a qualitative leap in the dimension of the festival, due to the issues tackled, the genres and formats tested, the quantity and quality of the presentations and the total audience figures.”

The Kosmopolis 2019 programme has brought together 150 participants (130 in 2017), including established authors and emerging voices in literature and culture. The set of over 56 activities carried out (40 at K17), were attended by a total of 13,325 people (10,092 at the 2017 edition).

Among the activities with the greatest audience turnout were the discussions between Julian Barnes and Anna Guitart, Richard Sennett and Carles Muro, Enrique Vila-Matas and Gonçalo Tavares, Lisa Randall and José Ignacio Latorre, Susan Orlean and Bel Olid, and Han Kang and Jorge Carrión. And the concerts by Blixa Bargeld and María José Llergo.

This edition welcomed a new feature, the Stories Lab, an experimental space for exploring the evolution of narrative and its new tools and formats, where over twenty talks and workshops were held.