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.

26 June 2023

Ruins of ancient Mayan city discovered on Yucatan Peninsula

An ancient Maya city has been discovered in Campeche, on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. A team of researchers, led by archaeologist Ivan Ṡprajc, located a […]
26 June 2023

Following the historic Silk Road to Sheki

Nestled in the Valley of the Gurjana River and guarded by the Caucasus Mountains, Sheki (Şəki in Azerbaijani) was once the capital of the Sheki Khanate, […]
23 June 2023

Spectacular Giants of Royal de Luxe return to Antwerp this summer

Lovers of gigantic marionettes, street theatre, carnivals, and unconventional fun will surely have their heart strings tugged when the Giants of Royal de Luxe return to […]
22 June 2023

Helsinki’s Super Weekend brings together 3 vibrant festivals

From Friday, 30 June, to Sunday, 2 July, Helsinki will celebrate love, music and diversity with its Super Weekend festivities that bring together the Helsinki Pride, […]
21 June 2023

Why Titanic’s history keeps fascinating generations

The Titanic has become an icon of collective imagination worldwide. It was one of the largest and most luxurious passenger ships of its time. It was […]
15 June 2023

What is the World Culture Festival?

The World Culture Festival (WCF) is a grand event that epitomizes the diverse tapestry of global cultures, fostering unity, harmony, and understanding among people from all […]
13 June 2023

Bruges is a city with music in its bones

The streets of Bruges have echoed with music through the ages. Carillon bells from the medieval Belfry still make the air quiver every hour and half […]
9 June 2023

Georgia’s cultural heritage will be showcased at this year’s europalia

This year, the europalia art festival will be dedicated to Georgia. For four months, starting 4 October 2023, the heart of Europe will be bustling with […]
6 June 2023

Brussels drives on with plan to decolonize public space

Work by the city of Brussels to stop glorifying the country’s colonial past in public spaces has moved forward, with a new roadmap introduced by the […]
1 June 2023

Brussels Renaissance Festival to take visitors back in time

From 17 June to 8 July 2023, the Brussels Renaissance Festival is set to offer a series of events that showcase European heritage and history. The […]
1 June 2023

Best films about space tourism

The film industry has had strangely few encounters with the concept of space tourism. Most space writers have concentrated their minds on war, exploitation of resources, […]
1 June 2023

5 Writers’ homes you’ll want to visit

To visit a writer’s house is to glimpse the inner life of a creative spirit. Unlike musicians or painters, writers need no special equipment or environment, […]
31 May 2023

Brussels to put street photography at center stage in June

From the 1st to the 4th of June, street photographers from all over the world will gather in the capital of Europe for the ‘Brussels Street […]
30 May 2023

Bugatti tower will allow residents to park cars in their penthouses

Luxury car brand Bugatti has partnered with Dubai based real estate developer Binghatti to create the world’s first residence building under the brand of the former. […]
24 May 2023

Helsinki Huussi showcased at Venice’s La Biennale

Finland’s exhibition at the world’s most respected architecture event of La Biennale di Venezia envisions a water conserving and nutrient recycling sanitation solution. A dry toilet […]
23 May 2023

Beloved and controversial Paris museum to close for five years

One of the most iconic tourist attractions in Paris will be closing in 2025 for a five-year period of renovations. The Centre Pompidou, at the heart […]