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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

15 April 2022

Brussels’ Iris Festival returns after a two-year pause

After a two-year pause, the Iris Festival will be held in Brussels on May 7th and 8th. It will mark the 33rd anniversary of the Brussels-Capital […]
14 April 2022

88 years since the infamous theft of ‘The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’ in Ghent

April 11th marked the 88th anniversary of the infamous theft that took place in St. Bavo’s Cathedral, in Ghent, where two panels of ‘The Adoration of […]
13 April 2022

The world’s thinnest skyscraper is welcoming new residents in Manhattan

At 435 meters tall, the Steinway Tower is located in Midtown Manhattan and is also one of the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, trailing only two […]
11 April 2022

Historians reveal Machu Picchu’s real name

It appears that ever since its “discovery” in 1911, Machu Picchu has been called the wrong name. In an article entitled ‘The Ancient Inca Town Named […]
8 April 2022

Curious art attraction comes to Knokke

Throughout 5 months, from 4 April to 4 September, the Closer project can be seen in Knokke. The artwork is the creation of Wim Tellier, an […]
8 April 2022

156 million euros to renovate Cinquantenaire Park ahead of Belgium’s 200th anniversary

On Friday April 1st, the Council of Ministers in Belgium gave the green light to the redeployment and upgrading of the Cinquantenaire Park in Brussels, particularly […]
8 April 2022

Why Santarém is the ultimate destination for history lovers

An hour’s drive from Lisbon, Santarém grips a plateau above the Tagus river, the city’s fingers fanning out and reaching for the edge. It’s a place […]
7 April 2022

Montpellier joins bid to become the European Capital of Culture in 2028

The city of Montpellier and the surrounding territories of the Hérault, from Sète to Agde via the first foothills of the Cévennes and Lunel, have just […]
6 April 2022

An international fireworks competition to take place this summer in Knokke

Spring has arrived but a curtain of cold weather remains in some parts of Europe. Many people are already looking forward to the summer, to warmer […]
6 April 2022

Want to travel differently? This travel festival in Namur is just for you

Travelling is probably the one interest most of us have in common. It’s a nice way to relax, an escape from reality, which at the same […]
6 April 2022

100th anniversary of the first aerial crossing of the South Atlantic from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro

On March 30, 1922, at 7 a.m., exactly a century ago, a Fairey F IIID MkII single-engine aircraft departed the waters of the Tagus river in […]
5 April 2022

What is Ramadan and why is it important for Muslims?

Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, began at sundown on Saturday, April 2nd and will end with Eid al-Fitr on Monday, May 2nd. The most important month of […]
31 March 2022

5 most charming travel bookstores in Europe

The modern traveler has quite a few information sources to choose from. First of all, of course, there’s the internet. Newspapers, specialized travel media, influencers…The amount […]
30 March 2022

James Bond’s gravestone becomes new travel attraction of Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands has a gravestone to commemorate the last known location of James Bond. The spy, played by Daniel Craig, was last seen on the poisonous […]
29 March 2022

Brussels’ Palais de Justice finally reveals its secrets

Many people from Belgium and abroad would be only too happy to discover the intriguing history and exceptional architecture of the Law Courts. The Covid-19 pandemic […]
29 March 2022

James Bond producers announce 007-themed competition series on Amazon

Prime Video, Amazon’s online streaming platform, has greenlit a James Bond inspired unscripted adventure series, 007’s Road to a Million. The UK Amazon Original, eight-part series […]
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