Lecturer in Musicology at the University of Glasgow and novelist
Glasgow (United Kingdom)
From October 29 to November 4, 2018
Eva Moreda is a novelist and musicologist. As a novelist, she has published four novels and one novella in the Galician language, the last of which, A Veiga é como un tempo distinto (Xerais, 2011), was a finalist in several prizes aimed at distinguishing the best fiction work published in Galician in 2011, was translated into Spanish and will be published in English in autumn 2018, having obtained a PEN Translates award from the English PEN. As a musicologist, Eva Moreda specialises in the cultural and political history of Spanish music in the nineteenth and twentieth century and currently works at the University of Glasgow. Her publications include Music criticism and music critics in early Francoist Spain (Oxford University Press, 2016).
During my stay at Faber, I will work on two genre-bending, hybrid essays – an exciting literary genre I have been working on in the last year with the aim of finding new ways to connect my academic writing (academic essays and books in English) with my creative writing (fiction and literary essays in Galician and English). Drawing upon my current research, I will explore the scarcely documented presence of women in the early years of phonography (1878-1914). Although I expect my time at Faber to be one of experimentation and discovery, rather than working on a commission or a piece under contract, I hope that the pieces I work on can be integrated in some form in Porco, a book of short stories and hybrid essays in Galician I am currently working on (on and off!).