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Laura Huerga Ayza

President of Catalan PEN, writer, and co-founder of the publisher Raig Verd.

Laura Huerga is a publisher and founder, together with Jordi Fernández, of Raig Verd Editorial, which publishes narrative and non-fiction for adults with the aim of giving more space to works that are inquisitive, committed, bold, non-conformist and demanding from the most diverse cultures and languages. It has published authors such as Svetlana Alexievich, Kevin Barry, Jean Echenoz, Ali Smith, Peter Handke and Ngugi wa Thiong’o and has received recognition internationally as an outstanding publisher for the dissemination of good literature. With Blanca Busquets, she has co-authored Tu, calla! Sobre llibertat d’expressió i manifestació (You, Shut up! On Freedom of Expression and Demonstration, Raig Verd, 2018), a response to and denunciation of the so-called Gag Law and the reform of the 2015 Penal Code. She writes the column “La Llança” for the Cultural Supplement of El Nacional and has been president of Catalan PEN since 2022.

Update: 7 September 2022


Has participated in

A morning with Yayo Herrero

Rethinking our relationship with the planet

Kosmopolis 2019

10th Amplified Literature Fest

Kosmopolis 2017

9th Amplified Literature Fest

Kosmopolis Radio

Radio programme and concert

Independent Publishers in Time: New-born, Young and Established

Laura Baena (Edicions de 1984), Daniel Osca (Sajalín), Laura Huerga Ayza (Raig Verd Editorial) and Gabriel Bravo (Editorial Morsa). Moderator: Martín Gómez (