The changes made to the names of the city’s streets and squares are a reflection of each municipal mandate. By action or omission, the names of streets and squares...
Writer and poet
Using the pseudonym Xavier Theros (Barcelona, 1963), Xavier Ballesteros Marqués is a writer and poet, and the author and actor of the monologue ¡Qué bello es vivir... Bien! [How beautiful it is to live… Good!] and of the four-voice poetry show La poesía con sangre entra [Poetry: There’s No Royal Road to Learning].
Co-founder and member, with Rafael Metlikovez, of the duet Accidents Polipoètics, he is also the author of several humorous books, as well as the historical essay Burla, escarnio y otras diversiones [Mockery, Derision and Other Amusements] (Ed. La Tempestad, 2004). La Sisena Flota a Barcelona [The Sixth Fleet of Barcelona] earned him the 2010 Josep Maria Huertas Clavería award for journalism. In 2017, he won the Josep Pla narrative prize with the novel La fada negra [The Black Fairy], a historical thriller set in Barcelona in 1843. He is a contributor to the newspaper Ara.
Articles by Xavier Theros
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