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May 23, 2018 | History

Núria Añó

(10 Feb 1973) -

Núria Añó is a Catalan/Spanish writer, a translator and a regular translator at conferences and symposia, where she gives papers on literary creation, films, cities or authors like Elfriede Jelinek, Patricia Highsmith, Salka Viertel, Alexandre Dumas, Franz Werfel or Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) at University of Lleida (UdL), Tunis University, University of Jaén (UJA), International University of Andalucía (UNIA), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC-Madrid), Sysmän Kirjasto Library in Finland, Shanghai Writers' Association (SWA), Fudan University in China, East China Normal University, Sinan Mansion or Instituto Cervantes in Shanghai, also in libraries, secondary schools or in higher education.

Some of her short stories and essays are published and translated into Spanish, French, English, Italian, German, Polish and Latvian.

Her first novel published, Els nens de l'Elisa ([Elisa's Children] Omicron, 2006), was third among the finalists for the 24th Ramon Llull Prize, one of the most prestigious Prizes for Catalan Literature, awarded by Editorial Planeta. L'escriptora morta ([The Dead Writer] Omicron) was published in 2008; Núvols baixos ([Low Clouds] Omicron), in 2009; La mirada del fill ([The Son's Gaze] Abadia) in 2012.

Her writing focus on the characters' psychology, generally antiheroes. The characters are the most important in her books, much more than the topic, due to "an introspection, a reflection, not sentimental, but feminine". Her novels cover a multitude of topics, treat actual and socially relevant problems such as injustices or poor communication between people and frequently, the core of her stories remains unexplained. Añó asks the reader to discover the "deeper meaning" and to become involved in the events presented.

Literary Prizes/ Awards:

  1. Awarded at Krakow UNESCO City of Literature in Poland.
  2. Awarded at IWTCR in Greece.
  3. Awarded at Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators in Sweden.
  4. Awarded at Shanghai Writing Program.
  5. Distinguished by Nouren Voiman Liitto at Villa Sarkia in Finland.
  6. Third among the finalists for the 24th Ramon Llull Prize for Catalan Literature.
  7. Finalist for the 8th Mercè Rodoreda Prize for Catalan Short Stories.
  8. 18th City of Almenara Joan Fuster for Fiction.

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