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Catalan author Marina Espasa, at the Ledig House International Writers Residency

Literature.  New York,  10/09/2015

Since its founding in 1992, Writers Omi at Ledig House has hosted hundreds of authors and translators, representing more than fifty countries. The colony's strong international emphasis reflects the spirit of cultural exchange that is part of Ledig's enduring legacy. 




Marina Espasa is a philologist and writer, cultural journalist, scriptwriter and translator. She worked with production teams for the television programs Saló de lectura (BTV, 2002-2006) and L'hora del lector (Canal 33, 2007-2011). She is a books critic for the newspaper Ara and the radio program “Cabaret Elèctric” of iCat fm, and teaches at the Writing School of the Barcelona Athenaeum. In 2012 she published her first novel La dona que es va perdre (The Woman Who Got Lost, Empúries) and she has translated into Catalan novels by Tom Wolfe and John William Polidori as well as essays by Jonathan Franzen.
Marina Espasa will be in residency at Ledig House from September 11 through October 8, 2015.
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