Marta Orriols

Marta Orriols is a Catalan writer based in Barcelona. After studying history of art, she studied screenwriting at the Bande à Part Film School in Barcelona and then creative writing at the Escola d’Escriptura de l’Ateneu Barcelonès, which led her to debut collection of short stories Anatomia de les distàncies curtes (2016). Her first novel Aprendre a parlar amb les plantes was awarded the Òmnium Cultural Prize for the best Catalan novel, and was followed in 2020, with a second Dolça introducció al caos. Her novels have been translated into several languages, including English (Learning to Talk to Plants, published by Pushkin Press). She occasionally works as an editorial reader and is a contributor to several newspapers and magazines.

Anthologies featuring Marta Orriols

The Book of Barcelona

In this new addition to Comma's Reading the City series, ten stories about Barcelona by ten of its most prominent authors are translated from both Catalan and Spanish into English for the first time.