Martin Cid, novelist. Proud ( and excessive) pipe smoker, virulent talker, quasi-abstemious, his spacious presence has had the bad taste to fill the nights in Madrid with puffs for more than ten years. Writer and author of three novels and an essay, it stays admirer of Jack Daniel’s. ‘Ariza’, his first published novel, written with Isabel del Rio, it tells the Medina family history and its two realities: one metaphoric travel through the time and a real travel by train through the Central Plateau of Spain. ‘Ariza’ is magic and time, and symmetry in this eternal search for truth. Prodigious drinker of absinthe. ‘A Century of Ashes’, author’s first novel published in solitary, it goes back of the Old South of the United States and tells a story of hatred and violence, of mixed feelings, of arrogant men and ruthless women. Told with humor, however it brings us to the darker side of the human being: from the greatness to utter pettiness. Magnanimous brandy...
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This issue of Yareah magazine is dedicated to Love. Very many authors speak about Love but I like this article by Ann Timmermans http://yareah.com/?p=2974
That's Love (she said) The Mate to your Soul.
Beautiful! Really beautiful!
I have been reading Martin Cid's novels from years (well, not many, we are not so old!). High literature, in my opinion, sometimes funny and with close characters (I identified with them and their miseries or joys) but with complex structures and an innovate sense of time.
This is what he seeks: 'Literature is time, the last taboo of people', he used to say.
Martin Cid is a really talkative person, very friendly and active. He has always new ideas and he likes to share them with friends. From Yareah magazine to lectures and exhibitions, he has been involving us at his interesting projects, nobody has never refused, he has always excited us.
He likes talking, eating, smoking and drinking. He often jokes that all writers have been drunk. Not him, I've never seen him drunk. He is physically huge, no bottle of whisky would knock down.
Now he is preparing a new serial novel to publish in Yareah magazine. He has been thinking about it the last months:
'You will read it soon, Michael. It will be different, I dislike repetition'.
'First post, will be at the beginning of 2012, to start the year with a new emotion!.
Happy Cristmas, Martin.
I am waiting for the novel!!