Galán attends the presentation of the book 'Letters to a Queen'

  • Zenda presented last night, with the collaboration of Iberdrola, a book that brings together more than thirty letters addressed to the future queen, Princess Leonor.

Arturo Pérez-Reverte, accompanied by the President of the Council of State, Carmen Calvo, and the Chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, presented 'Letters to a Queen', a book published by Zenda in collaboration with Iberdrola, last night at the Lázaro Galdiano Museum in Madrid.

The work, in which more than thirty personalities from the world of national politics and culture have participated, is a rich and diverse look from the Spain of today to the Spain of tomorrow.

Arturo Pérez-Reverte opened the event by stressing during his speech that "the idea was to bring together people of all kinds and create a plural book, but always with respect. And it is. It is a respectful, interesting book that will give food for thought. Not only to readers but also to the person to whom it is addressed, Princess Leonor, the future Queen of Spain, has food for thought in this book".

For her part, Carmen Calvo, author of one of the letters in the book, pointed out that "this book is a mosaic or collage of the Spain we are living in at the moment. This book is the definitive product of the maturing of freedoms and coexistence in our country; a book full of men and women, from different professions and with different points of view".

Presented by the journalist Helena Resano, the event also featured the comedian Raúl Cimas and the actor Emilio Buale, who read some fragments of each text together with Helena Resano.

The event was attended by the head of the Royal Household, Camilo Villarino, in what has been an intense week for the Royal Family. These days commemorate the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the marriage of Their Majesties the King and Queen. In addition, Princess Leonor received various distinctions from the city of Zaragoza before finishing her time at the Military Academy.

Zenda and Iberdrola strengthen their relationship

Cartas a una reina' is the eighth collaboration between the literary website and Iberdrola, after the great reception of the previous volumes: Bajo dos banderas (2018), Hombres (y algunas mujeres) (2019), Heroínas (2022), 2030 (2020), Historias del camino (2022) and Las luces de la memoria (2023) under the editorial direction of Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The book, which began to be written at the beginning of this year, has an illustration by Riki Blanco on its cover.

Book available in Zenda

The book is available in its electronic version and can be downloaded free of charge from the website It has been written by Carlos Alsina, Rubén Amón, Manuel Aragón Reyes, Miguel Arias Cañete, Carmen Calvo Poyato, Ignacio Camacho, Josep Antoni Durán i Lleida, Najat El Hachmi, Espido Freire, Susana Fortes, Luz Gabás Ariño, Edu Galán, Ignacio S. Galán, Jesús García Calero, Juan Gómez-Jurado, Raquel Llanseros, José Carlos Llop, Antonio Lucas, Luisgé Martín, Sergio del Molino, Juan Carlos Monedero, Alberto Olmos, Ana Pastor, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Ignacio Peyró, Carmen Posadas, Soledad Puértolas, Pilar Reyes, Gabriel Rufián, José Manuel Sánchez Ron, Ana Iris Simón, Juan Soto Ivars, Eduardo Torres-Dulce, Andrés Trapiello and Sergio Vila-Sanjuán.