2018 International Fellow


Irene Sola Irene Solà is a writer and artist. She was born in Malla, near Barcelona in 1990. Her first poetry collection, Beast, was awarded the Amadeu Oller Poetry Prize and was published by Galerada Editorial (Catalunya) and Shearsman Books (UK). Her first novel, The dams, has been awarded the Documenta Prize and has been published by L’Altra Editorial, 2018. Solà also appears in the anthology Wretched Strangers (Boiler House Press, 2018) edited by JT Welsch and Ágnes Lehóczky, and Mig segle de poesia catalana, (Editorial Proa, 2018) edited by Vicenç Altaió and Josep M. Sala-Valldaura. Her writings have also been published in Granta Magazine, Murder Magazine, Poetari Magazine, VOLS RUSSOS Artzine, and The Lighthouse Literary Journal. She has read and performed at the Whitechapel Gallery (London), Jerwood Arts Centre (London), Poesia i + (Barcelona), Festa de la Poesia (Sitges) and at the Festival de Poesia Cèntric (Barcelona), among others and her work has been shown at CCCB (Barcelona), Mataró Museum of Contemporary Art, Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani (Girona), ACVIC (Vic), Le Beffroi (France), The Art Building in Vrå (Denmark). Her website is irenesola.hotglue.me