First season of Literary Conversations:
Cristina Morales in conversation with Erika Martínez.
Date: 22 April 2015.
Venue: Granada Book Fair Central Space.
Sponsorship: EEA Grants and Centro Federico García Lorca Consortium.
Cristina Morales (Granada, 1985) holds a degree in law and political science, specialising in international relations. She currently lives in Barcelona. In 2008 she published her first collection of short stories, La merienda de las niñas (Cuadernos del Vigía), and in 2013 the novel Los combatientes (Caballo de Troya), which won the INJUVE Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Festival du Premier Roman de Chambéry Prize for the Best First Novel in Spain in 2013. Malas palabras (Lumen, 2014) is her latest novel, based on the life of St Teresa of Ávila.
Erika Martínez (b. Granada, 1979) holds a PhD in Hispanic philology and B.A. in literature theory from the University of Granada. Her first poetry collection, Color carne (Pre-Textos, 2009), won the Radio Nacional de España Young Poets Prize. Her second collection, El falso techo (Pre-Textos, 2013), was chosen as one of the best five poetry collections of the year by the critics of El Cultural and was shortlisted for the Critics’ Prize. She has also published a book of aphorisms, Lenguaraz (Pre-Textos, 2011). She is currently a columnist for the newspaper Granada Hoy and teaches at the University of Granada.