Deià is known for its literary and musical residents. Richard Branson, has a luxury residence in the town. Mick Jagger, guitarist Mark Knopfler, and European-music icon Mike Oldfield played here often in the late 1980s, as did Caroline Corr.
A longer time ago, the English poet, novelist, and scholar, Robert Graves, was one of the first foreigners to settle in the village. He used the town as the setting for many of his stories, including the historical novel Hercules my Shipmate.
Anaïs Nin visited the village in the 1920s, and she wrote a short story set on the village''s beach. The Spanish writer, Carmen Naranjo, recently wrote a short story about Nin''s. The town is also the unnamed setting of the Uruguayan novelist, Cristina Peri Rossi''s "The Ship of Fools" (La nave de los locos). The Nicaraguan poet and novelist, Claribel Alegría, lives in Deià today.
Deyá, Baleares, Spain
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