A business trip brings Sofia, a professional translator, to the island of Singapore. There her life becomes inevitably entangled with those of two rogues involved in a robbery of historical proportions: the remains of the “Tang Shipwreck” in the Java Sea, a 9th century ship that may well be the sole piece of physical evidence pointing to the existence of the maritime Silk Road.

The trip is one of search and escape, both of which will shape the journey that these unlikely travel companions will undertake: an exciting voyage to the east of the maps that will change everything for the three of them. Who knows if they’ll make it out of the Archipelago alive, and whether any of them will be able to find a way through the shards of ancient porcelain, islands shrouded in mangroves, ceremonial knives, ropes, diesel… and a whole lot of sea foam.

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Podcast: “El antropólogo inocente”, en cadena SER: “Navegando por los mares del sur”

Cadena SER

Podcast: “Un buen día para viajar”, en RPA: “Expediciones en el Sudeste Asiático”


Podcast: “Un buen día para viajar’, en RPA: “Singapur, Malasia e Indonesia: cuaderno de ruta”


Podcast: “De vuelta’ en Rtve: Archipiélago”



Entrevista en Librújula: «Un viaje entre la piratería y los nómadas del mar»,


Entrevista en El País, por Jacinto Antón:

El País

Entrevista en Todo Literatura: “Sobre la escritura de Archipiélago: Cuadernos de viaje”

Todo Literatura

Madrid’s Book Fair

Book signing at Madrid’s Book Fair, 2022, with Anaya’s team