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Marta Sanz


Writer, poet, essayist, and editor, and with a PhD in Contemporary Literature from the Complutense University, Madrid, she is one of the most consolidated and widely recognised writes in the Spanish literary scene. In her works, she explores the limits of language and its poetic power, dealing with subjects like guilt, resentment, and bodily decadence. With a literary career of more than twenty years, she has published fifteen novels and essays including Los mejores tiempos (Debate, 2001), winner of the 201 Ojo Crítico Prize for Fiction, Animales domésticos (Destino, 2003), and Susana y los viejos (Destino, 2006), which was a finalist for the 2006 Nadal Prize. Her recent works include Farándula (Anagrama, 2015 and Círculo de Lectores, 2016), winner of the Herralde Prize for the Novel, Clavícula (Anagrama, 2017), and her latest novel, Pequeñas mujeres rojas (Anagrama,2020), a crime novel that appeals to collective memory. She is also a critic for the El País literary supplement and for the magazine Mercurio, and was editor-in-chief of the cultural magazine Ni hablar as well as writing for periodical publications like ABC and Viento Sur.

Update: 28 September 2020


Has participated in

City, Conflict and Emancipation

Kosmopolis 2017

9th Amplified Literature Fest