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You are in: Home > 2021. 69th Edition  > Awards and Jury Members > Irizar Basque Film Award Jury > Edurne Portela
Edurne Portela

Edurne Portela (Santurce, Spain. 1974) has a BA in History (University of Navarra) and doctorate in Hispanic Literature (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA). She was associate professor of literature at Lehigh University (Pennsylvania) until 2015. There she combined her teaching work with directing the Humanities Center research body and other managerial positions. As part of her academic research, she has published numerous articles and the essay Displaced Memories: The Poetics of Trauma in Argentine Women Writers. In 2016, with Galaxia Gutenberg, she published El eco de los disparos: Cultura y memoria de la violencia. In September 2017, also with Galaxia Gutenberg, her first novel saw the light, Mejor la ausencia, winner of the Best Fiction Book of the Year awarded by the Gremio de Librerías in Madrid. Its Italian translation carried off the City of Cassino International Literary Award. In 2019 she published Formas de estar lejos and in March 2021 Los ojos cerrados (both by Galaxia Gutenberg). Together with José Ovejero, she produced the documentary Vida y ficción (2017). She regularly collaborates with the written press and with the Cadena Ser radio programme “Hoy por Hoy”. 


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