Anna Gual/Spain, 1986
Anna Gual (1986) published her first book, Implosions (2008) at the age of twenty-two after the publisher LaBreu Edicions discovered her in a secret blog No caic, em tiro she had been writing for two years. This won the 2012 Prize for the Best Blog Written in Catalan. In 2012, she published a collection of poems Passa’m-hi els dits (Run Your Fingers through Me) and, a year later, received the Pare Colom Prize for Mediterranean Poetry for her book L’ésser solar (The Solar Being, 2013). Seeking to probe the limits of language, Gual published her third collection of poems Símbol 47 (Symbol 47, 2015) and, in 2016, won two prestigious awards, the Bernat Vidal i Tomàs Prize for her book Molsa (Moss, 2016) and the Senyoriu Ausiàs March Prize for El Tubercle (The Tubercle, 2016), the latter two books comprising the first two parts of the trilogy Arrel Trinitat (Trinity Root), which will conclude with Altres semidéus (Other Demigods).
The poet is coming to the festival with the support of Institut Ramon Lull.