The Círculo del Liceo is pleased to announce the presentation of the book «Naturaleza muerta» by Miquel Molina, deputy director of La Vanguardia.
How do you dissect a human being? And above all, why? These are two of the many questions that the journalist tries to answer in this book, which distills his experience over three decades following the news of the ‘Negro de Banyoles’ and its multiple derivations. Straddling the report, the cultural essay, the history, the chronicle and the autobiographical reflection, the book can also be seen as a double biography, that of the character in life (with its gaps) and that of the dissected being, turned into a world celebrity and putting a southern European country in fornt of its racism.
Miquel Molina has a degree in Information Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB). He began his journalist career at El Periódico de Catalunya, Segre and El Periódico de Aragón. In 2007, he joined the editorial staff of La Vanguardia, of which he is now Deputy Director. He was a correspondent for the Europa Press agency and a contributor to various economic publications. Since 2002 he publishes a weekly opinion column in La Vanguardia, currently in the Tendencias section. In 2005 he published his first book L'Everest a l'hora punta (Vienna), followed by La flor del mal (2014, Destino), La sonámbula (2018, Destino), Alerta Barcelona (2018, Libros de Vanguardia), Cinco horas en Venecia (2020, Catedral) and Naturaleza muerta (2020, Edhasa).
The event will also feature the participation of Emmanuel Guigon, museologist, doctor in art history and director of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. He has been chief curator of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg and the IVAM in Valencia. He has published, among others, Historia del collage en España (1995), El Objeto surrealista (1997) and Nostalgia del Espacio (2001).
Photo (from left to right): Emmanuel Guigon, director of the Picasso Museum, José García Reyes, 2nd vice president of the Círculo del Liceo, Miquel Molina, deputy director of La Vanguardia, and Daniel Fernández, president of the Edhasa publishing house.