Daily Archives: July 5, 2015

Pamplona: with or without Hemingway

As we gear up for the festivals once more, thought I’d reblog this. I also know of a new book set in San Fermines – called One Night in Pamplona, by my friend JD Martins. http://www.tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Martins_JD/one-night-in-pamplona.htm
It’s on Pre-order for 99c, and it’s a pity you can’t read it until after the festivals becuase it’s a great guide to the city and the party, with little lust thrown in.

David JM O'Brien


Pamplona is gearing up for the Fiesta, the annual festival of “the running of the bulls,” made internationally famous when Ernest Hemingway set his 1926 novel, The Sun Also Rises – also called Fiesta – there. The 8 day homage to San Fermin kicks off on the 6th, and the city is preparing for the influx of tourists from every other corner of Spain and the earth. The giant big wheel is in place, the funfair setting up, temporary bathrooms have been trucked in, the carpenters are fixing the barriers along the streets in preparation for the stampede, fences are being placed around decorative park gardens and potentially dangerous city walls, bars and shops are stocking up on booze and grub, as are citizens, and, most importantly, the access permit for my car to drive through the pedestrianised old town has arrived!

As a writer, writing in the English language…

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