On Tuesday, July 16, the Transatlantic Project at Brown, directed by Julio Ortega, professor of Hispanic studies, presented a colloquium at the Instituto Cervantes in Madrid, dedicated to the fiction of Javier Marías, one of the best-known Spanish contemporary authors. Attended by more than 200 people, “A Celebration of Javier Marías’ Narrative” included Elide Pittarello of the University of Venice; Jordi Gracia of the University of Barcelona; Heike Scharm of South Florida University; and Juan Luis Cebrián, from the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language and president of El País, the leading Spanish newspaper. The event included a panel discussion moderated by Ortega, as well as a public discussion led by Marías. Laura Bass, chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies, and María Pizarro, recent Hispanic studies Ph.D. graduate and current fellow at the Universidad de Salamanca, were present at the gathering.