THE SAGE IN LOVE AND THE CALIPH'S
novel by Grian and Manuel Pimentel
17th June 2014
A new book by Grian will go on sale in Spain in early July. But
this time is a co-authored book, because El sabio enamorado y el jardín
del Califa (The Sage in Love and the Caliph's Garden) is a joint work of Grian and
Manuel Pimentel, author, publisher and former Minister of Labour and Social Affairs of the
Government of Spain.
This new book builds on the Grian's novel Mahabbat to
address again "The Science of Love", both in its human dimension and the spiritual and holistic
In the most beautiful city in the known world, Medina
Azahara, a timeless story lights the secrets of a heart in love. A novel to delve into the
complex path of love through a bridge between the 10th and the 21st centuries.
"THE GARDENER" REACHES THE
its publication in Turkey, Grian's bestselling will go on sale soon in
7th June 2014
Latvian publishing house, Zvaigzne ABC, based in Riga,
will publish this summer the bestseller of Grian. Wit this edition, The Gardener will
reach the 10th language to be translated, thus entering an area of Europe that, until now, had
no access, Eastern Europe and the Baltic.
Zvaigzne ABC is the leading publisher in Latvia, publishing over
300 titles each year, and they have done a great job with the edition of The Gardener,
providing an original format and a beautiful cover.
After 18 years in the literary market, Grian's gadener continues
reaching the soul of thousands of people around the world.
"A new world must be made up of
new persons, with other ways of being, thinking, feeling, doing...," the Eagle
continued. "And that must be done day by day, minute by
minute. You must be impeccable."
Beyond the Rainbow
Since the publication of The Gardener, in 1996, the deep but simple words of Grian have
reached the heart of hundred of thousands of readers from all around the world.
His short stories, his tales, and his essays have awakened the
consciousness of thousands and thousands of people who keep his books at the bedside table as
if they were life-handbooks or underline sentences and read its pages once and
again trying to find among their ideas, images, and feelings something
intangible that get them in touch with the deepest level of their souls.
"Grian, like Gibran Khalil Gibran, like Tagore and, in some
respects, like Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in The Little Prince, like some stories by Gabriela Mistral... unveils
the infinite, the enormity of each unique, unrepeatable, and creative human being... He
is a brave and moved storyteller, because he do not avoid to begin with himself, with his own
physical and mental reality, with his environment, with his essential questions, with his
Federico Mayor Zaragoza, UNESCO Director-General (1987-1999)
|Author, psychologist, educator,
translator, communicator, and social activist, Grian has brought his vision of a new
and better world to every corner in the world. It is this vision of a new world
that drove him to setting up a pacifist NGO, the Avalon Project -
Initiative for a Culture of Peace, and that has led him to his academic research in the field of
Social Education, trying to convey a systemic view of reality through spirituality of
nature and myths, legends and folktales from cultures and traditions from all around the