Thursday, 14 June 2012

Martin Cid explains how to write a book

Martin Cid, author
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...

Now, he has a new section on Yareah magazine ( and today he explains some of his work as a novelist

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