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About fiskeharrison

English author and journalist, broadcaster and conservationist. Author of Into The Arena: The World Of The Spanish Bullfight, shortlisted for Sports Book Of The Year 2011. Editor & Co-Author of Fiesta: How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona. Author of 'The Unbroken', finalist for Le Prix Hemingway 2016

THE LAST ARENA: For The Love Of ‘Toreo’ – article in ‘Boisdale Life’ on bullfighting

FOR THE LOVE OF TOREO When Englishman, Old Etonian and Boisdale regular Alexander Fiske-Harrison travelled to Spain to write a book on bullfighting, he never imagined that he’d be stepping into the ring himself. But after he picked up the … Continue reading

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Xander’s Blog – Unpopular Truths: Bullfighting & Sufism, Beauty & Wisdom

Click here to go to the page for a very different sort of interview on bullfighting… The Editor

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Open Letter to the Mayor of Pamplona from the FTL

Below is a link to our Editor’s translation of Chapu Apaolaza’s excellent open letter to the (current) Mayor of Pamplona about bullfighting. This is written in Chapu’s guise as spokesman for the Fundación del Toro de Lidia, ‘Foundation of the … Continue reading

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From The Last Arena: Back To School

A fortnight ago I accepted a prize from the most ancient encierros, ‘bull-runs’, in all of Spain, those of the town of Cuéllar. Earlier that morning I nearly died while running them. The bull in the photo-detail below was suelto … Continue reading

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Vocento: “A Gentleman In The Ring”

(Versión original en español aquí.) A couple of weeks ago the eleven newspapers of the Vocento Group in Spain – El Correo, El Diario Vasco, El Diario Montañés, La Verdad, Ideal, Hoy, Sur, La Rioja, El Norte de Castilla, El … Continue reading

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GQ: The Last Matador by Alexander Fiske-Harrison

Courtesy of… Now that the physical copy in which it was published – the September issue – of British GQ magazine has been replaced on the shelves, Condé Nast has kindly put my article about the comeback of the torero … Continue reading

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THE EDITOR: Alexander Fiske-Harrison in ‘ABC’: “Many foreigners would not spend a cent in Spain without the bulls.”

The Spanish national newspaper ABC ran the following interview last week (with photos by Nicolás Haro). The online version is available here. The beginning translates in a way you would only find in Spain: Alexander Fiske-Harrison: “Many foreigners would not … Continue reading

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