23. ilb
06. – 16.09.2023

Herkunft: Spain

Elizabeth Duval

Elizabeth Duval, born 2000 in Spain, graduated in Philosophy at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and French Language and Literature in the Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle. She writes poetry, prose, theater, and essay. As a trans woman and an influential intellectual in Spain, she advocates for trans rights, taking

Irene Vallejo

Irene Vallejo, born in 1979 in Zaragoza, Spain, is a celebrated author and classical philologist with a European Doctorate from the Universities of Zaragoza and Florence. She is known for her 2019 essay, »El infinito en un junco« (Eng. »Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World«, 2022), a

Mónica Ojeda

Mónica Ojeda, a prominent figure in Latin American literature, was born in 1988 in Ecuador. She studied Literature and Educational Sciences, which significantly influenced her narrative style that subtly interweaves intellectualism and horror. Early in her career, Ojeda showed exceptional promise, starting with her debut novel, »La desfiguración Silva« (2014;

Paula Carballeira

Paula Carballeira was born in 1972 in Fene, Galicia, and studied Hispanic Studies in Santiago de Compostela. In her home country, she is known as a television and theater actress, and since 1990 she has also been active as a writer of children’s and young adult books. She has received


Tàssies was born in 1963 as Josep Antoni Tàssies Penella in Barbastro in Aragón. He is licensed in Journalism [UAB, Barcelona], has a master’s degree in Editión [UB, Barcelona] and, since 1983, has had his works published in the press. His journalistic illustrations have been recognised twice with Junceda Awards

Ray Loriga

Ray Loriga was born in Madrid in 1967. He made his debut in 1992 with the novel »Lo peor de todo« [tr: The Worst Thing of All], whose protagonist takes stock of his life in his mid-twenties. Translated into several languages, the book made the author internationally known as a

Irene Solà

Irene Solà was born in 1990 in Malla, a small village in the province of Barcelona. She studied fine arts in Barcelona and Reykjavík and completed a master’s degree in literature, film, and visual culture at the University of Sussex. In 2012 she published the poetry collection »Bèstia« [Eng. »Beast«,

Ana Penyas

Spanish illustrator Ana Penyas was born in Valencia in 1987. She has a degree in industrial design and fine arts from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. She has shown her work at solo exhibitions in places such as Lisbon and Valencia, but also at group exhibitions. She worked as an

Carlos Castresana

Carlos Castresana was born in Madrid in 1957. He completed his law studies there in 1979 at the Universidad Complutense. He worked among other things as a lawyer, judge, public pr osecutor against corruption, and as pr ofessor of criminal law at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. He was

Yann Martel

Yann Martel was born in 1963 in Salamanca in Spain. As a child of Canadian diplomats, he grew up in various countries. While studying Philosophy in Peterborough, Ontario he worked various jobs, including as a tree-planter and security guard, and he also spent several months in Turkey and India. After

Xabier Puente Docampo

Xabier Puente Docampo , born in Spanish Rábade in 1946, is one of Galicia’s leading writers of children’s and young adults’ literature. After finishing his studies he worked as teacher, columnist, scriptwriter, editor for Radio Nacional de España, actor and director for theatre and television. Furthermore, in 1989 he was

Xosé Antonio Neira Cruz

Xosé A. Neira Cruz, born in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela in 1968, ranks among the most prominent Galician authors of children’s and youth literature. He studied Italian philology and graduated in Communication Studies at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, where he has been teaching and researching