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Muriel Villanueva (Valencia, 1976) is a writer, author of more than thirty literary works for all ages, including novels, storybooks, poems and scripts. Some titles include La Gatera, El Refugi del Tarek and the L’Esfera trilogy. She has received more than a dozen awards. Muriel has a degree in Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature from the University of Barcelona, a diploma in Music Education from the University of Valencia, and has been trained in Family Constellations at Espai Sistèmic i Humanista. She has taken courses and taught at the Ateneu Barcelonès School of Writing. She currently publishes in the digital magazine Catorze, collaborates on her own and others’ theatre projects, and writes scripts for the independent film production company, Círculo Bipolar. She has been translated into Spanish, English, Portuguese, Polish, Korean and Chinese.

Muriel Villanueva’s Festival appearance is generously supported by Institut Ramon Lull.

Marta Orriols is a Catalan writer based in Barcelona. Graduated in Art History, she also studied creative and screenplay writing. Orriols broke into the Catalan literary scene with short story collection, Anatomia de les distàncies curtes. Her novel, Aprendre a parlar amb les plantes, the story of a young neonatologist whose partner dies in an accident, has been translated into 11 languages. The novel won the best Catalan Novel Òmnium Award in 2018. She is a contributor to several Spanish media. Her second novel, Dolça introducció al caos, was recently published in September 2020. Appearance supported by Institut Ramon Llull.