Lanzarote has long been a magnet for creative people: artists, musicians and writers. The island has a mystical element that inspires everyone who set foot on its volcanic soil.

A one-day visit in 1992 was enough to convince Portuguese Nobel prize-winning writer, José Saramago, that it would be his new home. Together with his second wife, Spanish journalist and TV presenter, Pilar del Río, and her brother and his wife, they built the intriguing “house made of books”, in Tías. He spent the last eighteen years of his life here, until his death in 2010.

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