Cristina Peri Rossi

(Montevideo, Uruguay, 1941)

She is a poet, narrator, essayist and feature writer.

She has a degree in Comparative Literature, and started publishing work from a very young age, winning the most outstanding literary prizes in Uruguay before going into exile in Barcelona in 1972. Her work, translated into more than fifteen languages, has received numerous prizes such as the Ciutat de Barcelona Prize for poetry for Babel Bárbara (1992), the Benito Pérez Galdós Narrative Prize, the Rafael Alberti International Prize for the book of poems Estado de exilio (2003) and the Spanish Writers' Association's Quijote Prize for the best book of poems in 2004 for Estrategias del deseo. She is a full member of the World Poetry Academy and of the International PEN, has worked as a translator and a literature teacher and is a regular speaker at different university conferences.

She currently collaborates with the newspaper El Mundo and with Grandes Firmas, of the EFE Agency.

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