Journalist and Writter
From September 18 to September 20, 2018
Marina Pallás Caturla (Tortosa, 1991) is graduate in Journalism (Universitat Rovira i Virgili) and postgraduate in Literary Journalism (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). She began collaborating with La Vanguardia and since then she writes in several newspaper such as Diari de Tarragona or setmanari L’Ebre. She is a co-author of the books Un segle de premsa tortosina 1845-1938 (Tortosa Mèdia), Ritmos para el paraíso y otros relatos de periodismo literario (Editorial Base) and Ebre, relats d’una batalla (Ebrejocs.cat). Also she presents a radio program of music and literature. She won Premi Enric Bayerri (2015), Premi de Periodisme Literari del Màster en Comunicació, Periodisme i Humanitats (2016) and premi de Periodisme Jove Joan Marc Salvat (2017).
The project in which I will concentrate during my stay at the Faber Residency is in the writing of a novel story about the poet Amelia Góngora Parker, cousin of my grandmother and who established a relationship with Camilo José Cela, Ernest Hemingway and León Felipe. In addition, during the stay, with the winners of the Mecoph Prize (Ezequiel González, Andrés Nef, Ana M. Caballero, Lucía Maina and Amalia Torres) we will begin some communication pathway to generate a network of literary journalism with shared projects.