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Biography

Pilar Adón was born in Madrid in 1971. She has published the novels De bestias y aves (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2022), Las efímeras (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2015), which was considered one of the ten best novels that year, and Las hijas de Sara (Alianza, 2003). She has published three books of short stories (La vida sumergidaEl mes más cruel and Viajes inocentes), the illustrated long story Eterno amor, and the books of poems Da dolor, Las órdenesMente animal and La hija del cazador.
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Her tales have been included in several volumes of short stories, and she has published stories and poetry in magazines and literary supplements (Babelia-El País, ABC, Eñe…). At present, Pilar Adón is a writer, publisher (of Impedimenta Books) and translator of works of fiction and essays (John Fowles, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Penelope Fitzgerald…)

In 2005 she was awarded the prestigious Premio Ojo Crítico, given by Radio Nacional de España (RNE), for her book of stories Viajes inocentes (Innocent Journeys), published by Editorial Páginas de Espuma. In 2018 her poetry book Las órdenes was awarded the Libro del Año Prize by the Association of Bookshops of Madrid.

The stories and poems of Pilar Adón have been translated into English, French, German, Serbian, Czech, Polish, Albanian and Korean. Some of her poems are included in the anthology Ten Contemporary Spanish Women Poets (Shearsman Books, 2020).