Editorial Sirio launches the first Spanish edition of the Italian bestseller ‘The Monk Who Loved Cats’


The book ‘The monk who loved cats’, by Corrado Debiase, has reached the Spanish book market for the first time by Editorial Sirio. The original version published in 2020 by Sperling & Kupfer, one of the most important labels of the Mondadori Group in Italy, was a true sales phenomenon in Italy, reaching more than 60,000 copies sold, nearly 500 copies in a single week.

Debiase’s work has 19 reprints and has been published in more than seven countries including France, Portugal, Bulgaria and Serbia, among others. Thus, the book has revolutionized the non-fiction segment and, three years after its first publication, it continues to rank 18th among the best sellers on Amazon in Italy in the collection of religious and spiritual narratives and 179th in the general ranking of books.

In his work, the Italian author shares an “inspirational journey” through India, addressing life’s “deeper” values ​​and themes in a simple, poetic voice. All the encounters with the various characters in this story “are rich in spirituality and wisdom”, which is revealed through their deep conversations, giving the protagonist and the readers “a new vision capable of transforming existence in a positive sense”. , as explained by the publisher.

During the course of the story, Debiase mentions seven revelations, and some of them entail a “certain difficulty” for the reader. In this sense, the author has stated that “one of the most important consciences is to be grateful for who we are and what we have”. “Being grateful means overcoming those forms of fear that prevent us from achieving adequate self-esteem, it means showing understanding, it means gently touching our most fragile sides,” he added.

Among the lessons that emerge from this book, mention is made of “the importance” of living in the present with “full awareness and attention” in order to “not be influenced by the past and act in the best way”, they have remarked from Editorial Sirio.

In this regard, the author has stressed that “sometimes the past knocks on the door of the present to remind us of certain situations, certain events, it is up to us to be able to understand the message in order to live in the here and now with the greatest possible tranquility”.

On the other hand, love also occupies a place among the themes of this title. The relationship that is born between two of the characters in the story, Shanti and Kripala, makes the reader “reflect on the existence of soul mates” and doubts about the concepts of karmic souls and banal falling in love.

In relation to the loving feelings of the characters in the work, the author has clarified that “the love between Shanti and Kripala was an intense, overwhelming, deep love. It happened almost immediately, the souls recognized each other perhaps by the call of a relationship already lived in a previous life”. “Sometimes it happens to us too”, he has pointed out, while he has added that “we are attracted to people we have recently met, we feel a certain harmony, a certain familiarity, a bond that cannot be explained”.

The launch of this work in Spanish has begun in Spain with its release since last February and will continue throughout the Americas in the coming months, with a view to reaching more than 15 countries, including the United States, the Central American zone and the southern cone –Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Colombia, among others–.

Editorial Sirio launches the first Spanish edition of the Italian bestseller ‘The Monk Who Loved Cats’