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‘Written lives, writing lives’ opens the 3rd edition of the Girona-Olot MOT Festival


Miquel Molins, Chairman of the Banco Sabadell Foundation, attended the inauguration of the third edition of the MOT Festival. From 7th to 16th April, Girona and Olot will become the literary capital of the country, where over thirty renowned authors will meet to debate and reflect on literature. Under the theme ‘Written lives, writing lives’, the different creative processes behind literary biographies will be explored, examining the literary representation of a variety of figures, from the rebellious lives of John Banville to the beasts of Mia Couto, with works along the way including the impostors of Cercas and Barbal, the muses of Cristina Masanés, the fathers of Luis Lander, Vicenç Villatoro and Antonio Garriga Vela, and the silent women of Juan José Millás and Monika Zgustová.

Once again, this year the Banco Sabadell Foundation is collaborating with the MOT to continue supporting and promoting culture through a festival that aims to bring literature closer to the public, from adults to young children at home. The MOT aims to bring writers closer to their readers and transmit the idea that literature is important for their wellbeing, offering a range of high quality events both in Spain and internationally and bringing together authors and experts, thereby transforming Girona and Olot into the centre of literary ‘high culture’.