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Carme Riera


Carme Riera (Palma de Mallorca, 1948) is a writer in Spanish and Catalan languages and holds the Goytisolo Chair at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Florida (1987), Darmouth College (2001) and the University of Chicago (2006). She has also taught courses and led seminars at other universities throughout the world. She has published numerous scholarly essays and texts.

Riera holds the letter “n” in the Real Academia Española, is a scholar of the Real Academia de Buenas Letras de Barcelona and vice-president of CEDRO, a copyright management entity.

Her work has been recognised with numerous awards, among others: the Premio Nacional de Narrativa (1995) and the Premio Nacional de las Letras Españolas (2015). Her work has inspired more than thirty doctoral theses and international conferences and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Her titles include: Te deix, amor, la mar com a penyora (Laia, 1975); Dins el darrer blau (Destino, 1994); Cap al cel obert (Destino, 2000); La meitat de l’ànima (Proa, 2004) and Les darreres paraules (Edicions 62, 2016). Since 2013 she has been a contributor to the opinion pages of La Vanguardia.