Laura Freixas (Barcelona, 1958) is the author of short-story collections (El asesino de la muñeca, 1988, Cuentos de los cuarenta, 2001), novels (Último domingo en Londres, 1997, Entre amigas, 1998, Amor o lo que sea, 2005), an essay (Literatura y mujeres, 2000) and an autobiography (Adolescencia en Barcelona hacia 1970, 2007). In 1987 she founded the literary collection El espejo de tinta within the publishing house Grijalbo, which she directed until 1994 and in which she published contemporary authors, among them Amos Oz and Elfriede Jelinek, of whom she was the first Spanish editor. She has translated and written prologues for books by Madame de Sévigné, André Gide, Colette and Virginia Woolf. She edited the monographic edition of the literary magazine Revista de Occidente dedicated to personal diaries (July-August 1996). She has published columns and criticism in the newspapers La Vanguardia, El País and in other media. In 1996 she coordinated and wrote a prologue for an anthology on contemporary Spanish women writers called Madres e hijas, published within the same series. After having lived in Paris and in Bradford and Southampton –where she taught Spanish at both of those cities’ universities— she has lived in Madrid since 1991.
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- The Friendships of Women (NH 453)