Today the Catalan news media commented on the fact that the crime-novel writer and translator Teresa Solana (Barcelona, 1962) had made it into the shortlist for this year’s Edgar Allen Poe prizes in the category “short story” with “Still Life No. 41”, published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. The winners will be announced in NYC on May 2.
Solana is a philosophy graduate of the Universitat de Barcelona where she also studied the Classics. Her professional life has concentrated largely on literary translation. She directed the Casa del Traductor [Translator’s House] in Tarazona and authored articles and essays on translation.
All of her crime novels (“The Borja and Eduard Barcelona Series”, started in 2006), that offer an excellent opportunity to have a look at life in today’s Barcelona, have been translated into English by Peter Bush.