Cristina Fernández Cubas
Cristina Fernández Cubas (1945) is a Spanish writer and journalist who lives and works in Barcelona. Her first collection of short stories, Mi hermana Elba, was published in 1980. Since then she has stood out as a master of this form, which is so essential to the Spanish narrative tradition, and today she is widely celebrated as one of Europe’s greatest contemporary writers of short fiction. Her book Nona’s Room, a collection of Gothic and uncanny short stories, has won both of Spain’s major literary awards – the Premio de la Critica Española and Premio Nacional de Narrativa.