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Background Information

Employment History

Spanish Writer

Professor of Library Science

University of Barcelona

Teacher

University of Barcelona

Education

doctorate

Information Science

degree

Hispanic Studies

degree

Spanish Studies

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Spain | European Book Club

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The Book: Cocaine Queen, by Nuria Amat

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Nuria Amat (Barcelona, 1950) is a writer and has served as a professor of library science at the University of Barcelona.
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The Village Voice: "...the Barcelona-based Catalan author brings an alien sensibility and lush, invented language to Queen Cocaine, set in Colombia's war-ravaged countryside.... Amat's book is a paranoid fever dream of a peasant novel - heir to those of Rulfo and Fanon, but also Lispector - filtered through the gaze of her doomed outsider. Reat more
Publishers Weekly: "Amat deftly conjures the funereal landscape of Colombia's Pacific coast - an indifferent sea; intemperate rains; a jungle carpeted with snakes and punctuated by swamps... a traumatic forced evacuation of the village near the end adds gravitas to the book, which is an acute, grimly poetic account of a South American heart of darkness. Read more


CAT Archive

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Readings with Nuria Amat and Peter Bush

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Spanish author Nuria Amat and translator Peter Bush tour Bay Area bookstores, reading from "Queen Cocaine," winner of the Premio Ciutat de Barcelona, 2002. "Queen Cocaine: is "[an] apocalyptic novel by Spanish writer Amat . . . A brilliant portrayal of the horrors of drug cultivation; recommended for all general collections, especially where there is an interest in Latin American culture. &ndash Library Journal
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Featuring Nuria Amat, Uwe Timm, and readers from the new issue of TWO LINES: Bodies
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Nuria Amat will read from "Queen Cocaine" (winner of the Premio Ciutat de Barcelona, in 2002), along with translator Peter Bush.


Nuria Amat: Interview

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Nuria Amat

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Nuria Amat
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Barcelona native Nuria Amat is a well-known and highly respected author in the Spanish reading world, both here in Spain and in Latin America. She holds a degree in Spanish Studies and a doctorate in Information Science; she taught for many years at the University of Barcelona and has written numerous works of fiction and non-fiction. Her most recent work includes the novels El país del alma (The Country of the Soul) [1999] and La intimidad (Intimacy)[1997] along with a collection of essays Letra herida (Wounded Letter) [1998].
Barcelona Review translator, Ana Alcaina, met up with Nuria Amat at Happy Books café the first week of April where Michael Garry Smout and myself joined the two near the end of the interview to take photos.
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Nuria is a tall and slender brunette with long straight hair, attractive, sexy, quick and intelligent; she’s full of high energy and her passion for words and literature comes bursting through.
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Summer House by Nuria Amat
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World Book Day Edition of the Barcelona Review

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Nuria Amat

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Another Barcelona native, writer Nuria Amat, is well known to the Spanish reading world, but, curiously, has never been translated into English. We’re delighted to present an English translation at last of a new short fiction piece, and by way of further introducing Nuria we also have an interview, which she squeezed in a couple weeks ago just before leaving for the States on a speaking engagement at St. John’s College and Brown University.


Nuria Amat: Bio

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Nuria Amat

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Nuria Amat Nuria Amat nació en Barcelona y es licenciada en Hispánicas por la Universidad de Barcelona, bibliotecaria diplomada y doctora en Ciencias de la Información (Universidad autónoma de Barcelona). Ha sido profesora en la Escuela de bibliotecarios de la Unversisdad de Barcelona. Desde hace tiempo se dedica exclusivamente a escritura. Ha vivido en Colombia, México, Berlin, Paris y Estados Unidos. Colabora regularmente en la prensa española.
Nuria Amat Nuria Amat was born in Barcelona, Spain, but has lived in various places including the United States, Columbia, Mexico, Berlin and Paris. She has a degree in Hispanic Studies and a doctorate in Information Science. She recently left her teaching job at the University of Barcelona School of Library Science to concentrate on her writing. She contributes regular articles to the Spanish press and her new novel El país del alma was released in July 1999.

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