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Sarah Andrews ([email protected]) - FEATURES, NEWS, TRAVEL, FASHION

Since 2000, U.S.-native Sarah Andrews has been writing about Barcelona and Catalunya for publications all over the globe, including In Style, U.S. Airways' Attache and Transitions Abroad. She's the Barcelona stringer for the Associated Press and also writes travel guidebooks about Spain for publishers like Lonely Planet, Avalon Travel, The AA and Time Out. Her areas of expertise are Catalan culture, travel in Spain and Spanish/Catalan fashion, and her writing style is known to be light and colorful. More information

David Baird ([email protected]) - FEATURES

David Baird, born in Shropshire, England, has worked on newspapers and magazines in the UK and around the world, including Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. Since the 1970s he has been based in Spain and has covered the country, in words and pictures, for a variety of international media, including The Economist, Maclean's Magazine, The Scotsman, the South China Morning Post... He also writes on travel in the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America. Twice winner of Spain's national award for foreign travel writers, he has contributed to numerous guidebooks. Of his latest book, Sunny Side Up - The 21st century hits a Spanish village (Santana Books), the Sunday Times said: "Recommended reading for anyone who has ever wondered what happened to 'the real Spain'". Also published: Back Roads of Southern Spain and Inside Andalusia. [More information]

Mike Booth ([email protected]) - FEATURES, INTERNET

Mike Booth arrived in Granada from Detroit at the end of the 60's with a pair of old Nikons in his knapsack, did his first travel feature on a mountain village in Malaga, sold it to the New York Times for $80 and thought, "This is easy." Though it hasn't always been easy, he's lived in Granada ever since, writing feature stories for publications round the world on Spanish subjects from Friesien cattle to placer mining for gold. He's also been a hotel inspector, a computer-fax entrepreneur and had a telephone wine sales company. He discovered Internet journalism in the 1990s and created the World Printmakers web site

Joe Cawley ([email protected]) - FEATURES, (sp. CANARY ISLANDS, SEVILLE, BARCELONA, HUMOUR)

Joe Cawley has been based in the Canary Islands for 12 years to date, providing features for many UK broadsheets including The Sunday Times, The Times and The Guardian newspapers. Joe also contributes to US publications such as the New York Post and Speciality Travel Index and has recently begun working with Lonely Planet.
He is the editor of Living Tenerife (, a glossy lifestyle magazine covering Canarian culture and lifestyle.
Joe is known for his bright and breezy style and unique voice.
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Valerie Collins ([email protected])  -  FEATURES, (sp. BARCELONA, CATALUNYA, HEALTH, HUMOUR, LANGUAGE)

Born in Manchester, UK, Valerie Collins is a freelance writer and editor with a linguistic background who has lived in Barcelona since 1973. She worked on the Insight Guide to Barcelona (2000) and has contributed to Flying Colours, The Barcelona Metropolitan, Verbatim, The Vocabula Review, The Broadsheet, The Reporter, Kafeniocom and The Rotarian, and is the author of several prize-winning short stories. She regularly writes SpeakUp movie guides for RBA Editores of Barcelona, is English language advisor to the Science Museum of Barcelona and Sitges Tourist Board, and compiles the Barcelona destination pages for EasyJet’s monthly inflight magazine. She is co-owner and co-editor of the Worlds Apart Review, a website for expatriate writers, at She is now finishing her first novel, set in a vibrant fictional city not unlike Barcelona. More information

Michel Paul-Anthony Cruz ([email protected]) - FEATURES

Michel Cruz has a multicultural background: born in Johannesburg in 1968, he grew up between Holland and South Africa and has travelled extensively ever since. Originally pursuing a career in FMCG marketing, he soon found his real calling in journalism. Besides working as associate editor of Essential Marbella, a glossy lifestyle magazine on the Costa del Sol, Michel also contributes to other local and international publications. While his background is in economics, he works together with highly respected photographers and writes on topics as diverse as travel, culture, history, people, art and artists, design and current affairs. A native English and Dutch speaker, he also translates between these two languages, and brings marketing savvy and writing skill together in his copywriting.

Although he specialises in writing to brief, Michel Cruz has built up a large stock of articles on a wide variety of topics. More information

Ysabel De la Rosa ([email protected]) - FEATURES (sp ART)

Texas-born journalist and graphic designer Ysabel de la Rosa has been based in the Madrid area since 1997. She has written on a variety of subjects for numerous publications in Spain and elsewhere. De la Rosa is a specialist in the Spanish visual art scene, and is a regular contributor to online and print media including ArtNet, ApogeePhoto, Global Writers' Ink, and Art on Paper. She also writes on business for Entrepreneur Magazine. Other activities have included teaching seminars on cross cultural topics, working as a cross cultural communications consultant for a number of international corporations, and producing an award-winning bilingual radio program for children.


Guy Fiorita ([email protected]) - FEATURES

American-born writer, editor and photographer Guy Fiorita has lived in many areas of Spain, including the Canary Islands, since first arriving in 1987. He currently lives in Palma de Mallorca where he is the publisher and editor of the quarterly tri-lingual (English, Spanish, German) tourist guide In Mallorca. He is also editor of Prestige Club Magazine, a quarterly lifestyle and travel magazine. A regular contributor to Jaguar's Sovereign Magazine and Majestic Yachting magazine as well as other international publications, he writes in both English and Spanish and specializes in travel, sport, Spanish culture and all things Mallorcan.

Vicky Hayward ([email protected]) - FEATURES, NEWS, BOOKS

Vicky Hayward is a writer, editor and arts consultant. She lives in Madrid. Her journalism on the arts, social issues and food has been published in The Big Issue, BBC Good Food, The Sunday Times, Songlines, The Independent on Sunday, The Age (Australia), La Revista – El Mundo (Spain), The Guardian, Marie Claire (US, UK, Turkey), The Big Issue and BBC Good Food etc. She is a regular contributor to Spain Gourmetour magazine and Foods from Spain. Her travel writing includes pocket guides to Madrid and the Costa Blanca, written for Insight Guides (now in their 6th and 4th editions). She is also their chief Madrid correspondent. Arts projects include Flamenco Women and Hotel (directed by Mike Figgis), and programming for Bath Festival and the Barbican Theatre, London. She has contributed to BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and BBC regional news. She is senior editor of Booth-Clibborn Editions, the London-based visual publisher of cutting-edge art books (Damien Hirst etc). More information

Nick Inman ([email protected]) - FEATURES, EDITING

Nick Inman is a writer, editor and photographer who has specialized in all things Spanish since 1988. He has contributed to many newspapers and magazines, including the Financial Times and The Guardian, and has written, edited or updated innumerable travel guides. As the editor of Dorling Kindersley's Eyewitness Travel Guide to Spain, he has extensive experience in producing highly illustrated books. He has specialist knowledge of Spanish fiestas, Spanish hotels and the provinces of Valencia, Alicante (the Costa Blanca), Castellón and Murcia. He runs his own photo library supplying transparencies of Spain for magazines and books.
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Benjamin Jones ([email protected]) - FEATURES, NEWS, BROADCAST

In more than two decades as a foreign correspondent, American journalist Benjamin Jones has covered Spain's transition to democracy, the Gulf War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, among other events. A one-time United Press International staffer in Madrid, he has also worked for Newsweek (Special Reports), The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, Europe Magazine, The New York Daily News and many others. His broadcast credits include National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Monitor Radio and USA Network. Besides Spain and the Mediterranean region, Benjamin Jones has also covered the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia from his base in Madrid.

Robert Latona  ([email protected]) - FEATURES

After going to live in Spain in the 1970s, Robert Latona became a regular contributor to magazines such as Lookout, and Spain Gourmetour specializing in travel, historical and cultural features, Spanish current affairs and those with a Mallorcan angle. Freelance sidelines have included academic and other quality niche translations, “advertorial” country supplements for major US and British publications, ghostwriting of two books plus chunks of four standard guidebooks to Spain. From 1987 to 2005 he was a newsdesk editor at EFE, the Spanish state news agency. More recently, he has written for several print and web publications on Spanish politics, cultural affairs and the arts scene.
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Janet Mendel ([email protected]) - FEATURES, BOOKS

Janet Mendel is an American journalist based in southern Spain. She writes about food, travel, people and events for newspapers, magazines and travel guides worldwide. An authority on the cooking of Spain, Janet Mendel is the author of five books. Cooking in Spain, The Best of Spanish Cooking and Tapas and More Great Dishes From Spain, all are published by Santana Books, Spain. Traditional Spanish Cooking, published by Garnet, U.K., won the prestigious André Simon food book award and was short-listed for the 1997 Glenfiddich cookbook award. Her newest book, My Kitchen in Spain - 225 Authentic Regional Recipes, was published in 2002 by HarperCollins-U.SA. Janet Mendel is working on a new book about the food of La Mancha.

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Robert O'Hoski ([email protected]) - TRAVEL FEATURES

Robert O'Hoski is a freelance travel writer/photographer, based in Toronto, who has been published in Spain, Canada, and the US. Since Spain first captured his imagination in 1978, O'Hoski has returned many times and immersed himself in all things Spanish. He collects flamenco music and studied dance for five years. He's an aficionado of the noble wine of Jerez. His Spanish is self-taught, and he makes a superb 'sopa de ajo'. And of course, he writes about Spain - its people, places, history and culture.

Edward Owen ([email protected]) - FEATURES, NEWS, INVESTIGATION

British journalist Edward Owen has lived in Spain working as a foreign correspondent since 1980. Based in Madrid, he has reported on the country for the Sunday Times and The Express, of London, and for several years was The Times' correspondent in Spain. He contributes to other international publications, turning his hand both to hard news and to features, drawing on his thorough background knowledge of politics, life and culture in Spain today. He has also worked as translator and investigator for current affairs TV crews such as ABC's Four Corners. He is a joint author of Dorling Kindersley's Eyewitness Travel Guide to Madrid.

David Searl ([email protected]) - FEATURES ON SPANISH LAW AND PROPERTY

American David Searl specializes in Spanish law as relating to foreign property owners and residents. Since 1975 he has written a popular column on Spanish law for Lookout magazine. He also has done regular broadcasts on the subject for English-language radio stations in Spain, and he writes a monthly column on Spanish property for Essential magazine. Searl writes the authorative book, "You and the Law in Spain" - updated regularly and described by The Times as "the bible for foreigners in Spain" - and the "Spanish Property Guide", both published by Santana Books, Spain.

George Semler ([email protected])  - FEATURES, TRANSLATION

American writer, journalist and translator George Semler has lived in Spain since 1974. During that time he has published works on Spain, Catalonia, the Pyrenees, France, North Africa and the Mediterranean region for the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Forbes and Saveur, among other publications. When not hiking, skiing, playing hockey, or fly-fishing in the streams of the Pyrenees, Semler, based in Barcelona, finds time to write poetry and work on a magnum opus about the Pyrenees. He is also the author of books on Madrid and Barcelona, and a senior author for Fodor's guide to Spain. 

Peter Stone ([email protected]) - TRAVEL FEATURES, TRANSLATIONS

London-born writer Peter Stone first visited Spain in 1962 and has lived over twenty years in various Mediterranean areas of the country, including Málaga, Alicante and Palma de Mallorca. He's written for various magazines and newspapers in the UK, contributed regularly to Lookout, and is author of three novels and a book on Barcelona. A life long lover of Spanish culture, history and language, he made Madrid his home in 1998. He has contributed to Time Out's Madrid guide and was the main updater of Insight Books' latest guide to the Spanish capital.  His book on the towns and villages of Madrid province, Madrid Escapes, was published by Santana Books in 2003, and he is author of Frommer's Madrid First Edition due out in January 2005.
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Ignacio Velasco Cruz - ([email protected]) - FEATURES

Features: french, german, italian, english, spanish & portuguese documenting & commercial negotiations. With over 15 years International experience in the Magreb, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe. Working for the Washington Times, Maclean from Canada, L´expansion, Business week and The economist.  Commercial transanctions in Spain and worldwide. Economics (micro & macro). Specialized  in special reports and advertising (market research and consumer behaviour). Very good knowledge of the Costa del Sol market (real state & living customs). More information 

Clara Villanueva ([email protected]) - FEATURES IN SPANISH, TRANSLATION

Clara Villanueva is a Spanish writer, translator and voiceover artist based in London. She works regularly for El País-Aguilar translating titles in the Guías Visuales series of travel guides and is editor of the Spanish editions of Volvo Magazine and Alfred Dunhill Magazine. She has written for numerous newspapers and magazines in Spain and in Britain. Villanueva is also the author of six books for students of Spanish.

Suzanne Wales ([email protected]) - FEATURES, TRAVEL GUIDES, BROADCAST

Australian print and TV journalist Suzanne Wales has been based in Barcelona since 1992. She has worked on a plethora of travel guides on Catalonia and Spain (Time Out, AA, Moon Metro, DK) as a writer/researcher/fact checker. She specialises in travel, design, architecture and food (or travel writing with a focus on any of these) as a feature writer with the occasional foray into reportaje covering social topics such as immigration and religion. Her mainstay clients include Wallpaper*, Vogue Entertaining and Travel, COLORS Magazine, Jane and Spain Magazine. Suzanne has also worked as a documentary fixer/producer for the BBC, Sky and CBS.

Roger Williams ([email protected]) - FEATURES, TRAVEL BOOKS

Roger Williams is a London-based journalist with a long association with Catalonia, where he had a home for many years. He was editor and part author of Insight Guides to Catalonia and Northern Spain (1998), author of Insight Pocket Guides to Barcelona and the Costa Brava, and author of the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Travel Guide to Barcelona (1999). Other travel books cover France, Portugal and Italy. His latest novel, "Lunch With Elizabeth David" (August 1999, Little, Brown UK) takes place around the Mediterranean.

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