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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.

Katixa Agirre made her debut in Basque literature with the short story collection Sua falta zaigu (Elkar, 2007), followed by Habitat (Elkar, 2009). After numerous works of children’s and young adult literature, she published her first novel in 2015, Atertu arte Itxaron (Elkar, 2015), a road novel which won the 111 Akademia Prize, and was translated into four other languages. Thanks to the Augustin Zubikarai prize, she published her most recent novel, Amek ez dute/Mothers don’t in 2018, translated into eight languages, including English. This novel is currently being adapted to the screen.

Katixa Agirre’s Festival appearance is generously supported by Etxepare Basque Institute. 

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