Authors: Blanca Riestra

Blanca Riestra
Blanca Riestra
Blanca Riestra, 1970. BA in Spanish Literature in Universidad of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and Université de Bourgogne, France, and PHD in Spanish Literature from Université de Bourgogne, France. Her doctoral thesis, about the work of Spanish avant-garde poet Juan Larrea, obtained a Summa cum laude.

She has worked as a literary translator, press attachée, editor and corrector in several publishing houses in Spain and France. She has also contributed as column writer and literary critic in ABC, El País, El Mundo, La Voz de Galicia and other newspapers. In 2003-2004 she enjoyed the Valle-Inclán scholarship in the Real Academia de España in Rome.

She has taught Spanish Literature in Saint Louis University, Madrid, in 2004 and 2008, Università della Sapienza, Rome, 2003-2004, and Creative Writing in Instituto Cervantes in Albuquerque, USA, 2005-2007.

From 2005 to 2007, she has been Executive Director of Instituto Cervantes in Albuquerque, USA.

To this day, she has published five novels, Anatol y dos más (1996), La canción de las cerezas (2001), awarded with the prize Ateneo Joven de Sevilla, El sueño de Borges (2006), awarded with the Tigre Juan prize, "Todo lleva su tiempo" (2007), finalist of the Prize Fernando Quiñones, and Madrid blues (2008). She has also published numerous short stories in newspapers, literary magazines and collective anthologies and been awarded with the prizes Antonio Machado and Eñe for short stories.

She is currently the Deputy Director of Liberal Arts at the IE School of Arts and Humanities. 

La noche sucks

Written on June 25, 2010 by Blanca Riestra in Arts & Cultures & Societies

La noche sucks

Written on June 19, 2010 by Blanca Riestra in Arts & Cultures & Societies, IE Humanities Center, Literature

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