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Valencian Writers in Exile

Each year the Valencian Academy of Language (AVL, for its abbreviation in Castellano) organises a programme of activities in relation to a Valencian writer who died at least ten years before, which typically takes place around 20 November, marking the anniversary of the first edition of Tirant Lo Blanch in 1490. Whereas in 2022, the programme was dedicated to Joan Fuster, the Plenary Session of the AVL has decided that in 2023 it will honour Valencian Writers in Exile. To date, on this year’s topic, conferences have been held at La Nave, re-publications have been made, a didactic guide and a comic book have been published and a travelling exhibition has been organised. We now present this temporary exhibition in the Sala Martínez Guerricabeitia at La Nave, which will showcase documents, photographs, videos, books and several original writings of the Valencian writers who, at the end of the Civil War, were forced into exile in Algeria, France, the Soviet Union and several American countries, notably Mexico, where the Valencian colony founded the Casa Regional Valenciana in 1942.

The exhibition will pay special tribute to different authors who, before their emigration, identified with Valencianism, such as Francesc Alcalà Llorente, Marí Civera, Àlvar Pascual-Leone, Artur Perucho Badia, Josep Castanyer, Angelí Castanyer, Emili Gómez Nadal, Gaetà Huguet Segarra, Francesc Puig Espert and Eduard Buïl Navarro, as well as the journalists Juli Just Gimeno and Carles Esplà Rizo. Also present in the exhibition are several Valencian authors who published in Castellano, such as Max Aub, Juan Gil-Albert, Virgilio Botella Pastor, Bernardo Clariana, Juan Chabás, José Ricardo Morales, Pascual Pla i Beltrán, Ricardo Bastid Peris, Ricardo Orozco Muñoz and Vicente Llorens Castillo.


Tuesday - Saturday. 10:00am - 2:00pm / 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Sunday and holidays. 10:00am - 2:00pm

Free entry

Opening: 20 November at 7:30pm


  • From 21 november 2023 to 14 february 2024. Tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday at 10:00 to 14:00.
  • From 21 november 2023 to 14 february 2024. Tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday at 16:00 to 20:00.
  • From 26 november 2023 to 11 february 2024. Sunday at 10:00 to 14:00.

Sala Martínez Guerricabeitia, Centre Cultural La Nau

Organized by

Valencian Academy of Language

Office of the Vice-Principal for Culture and Society

La Nau Cultural Centre

Martínez Guerricabeitia Collection

General Fundation of the Universitat de València.



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