“What Núria Añó gives us in this book is a piece of real life, dissected with the razor-sharp scalpel of her writing. This work contains great use of language and style. The novel is not easy, either its subject or its style, but it is very interesting and, in my opinion, is one of the great promises of contemporary Catalan writing.” –Dr Àngels Santa in L'Ull crític, No. 15-16
About the author
Núria Añó is a Catalan/Spanish writer, translator and speaker at international conferences where she usually presents on literary creation, movies, cities, or authors such as Elfriede Jelinek, Patricia Highsmith, Salka Viertel, Alexandre Dumas fils, Franz Werfel or Karen Blixen. The following universities have showcased her work: University of Lleida (UdL), University of Tunis, University of Jaén (UJA), International University of Andalucía (UNIA), Superior Counsel for Scientific Investigations (CSIC-Madrid), the Sysmän Kirjasto Library in Findland, the Shanghai Writers Association (SWA), University of Fudan in China, University Normal in Eastern China, Sinan Mansion, the Cervantes Institute in Shanghai, the Conrad Festival in Poland, the Massolit Library, Bar Baza, and the Cervantes Institute of Kraków, as well as numerous libraries, high school and college courses. She is also a member of several international judging panels. Some of her novels, short stories and essays have been published and translated into Spanish, French, English, Italian, German, Polish, Chinese, Latvian, Portuguese, Dutch and Greek.
Her first published novel, "Els nens de l'Elisa" (Omicron, 2006), won third place in the XXIV Ramon Llull Award, one of the most prestigious awards in Catalan literature granted by Editorial Planeta. "L'escriptora morta" ([The Dead Writer, 2020] Omicron) was published 2008; "Núvols baixos" ([Lowering Clouds, 2020] Omicron), in 2009; "La mirada del fill" (Abadia, 2012) and "El salón de los artistas exiliados en California" ([The Salon of Exiled Artists in California, 2020]) is a biography about the Jewish actress and scriptwriter Salka Viertel.
She won the XVIII Joan Fuster Ciutat d’Almenara Award for Writing, the fourth international Shanghai Get-Together 2018 writing award, and she has been honored to receive several international grants: Nuoren Voiman Liitto (Finland, 2016), Shangha