Núria Esponellà (Celrà, Gironès, 1959) is a philologist and teacher. She began her literary career writing poetry and has also published the novels Gran Cafè (1998), Un moment a la vida (A Moment in Life - 1999); El mateix vell amor (The Same Old Love - 2000), winner of the "Ciutat de Badalona" Prize; Temps de silenci (Time of Silence – a novel based on the television series, 2002); Sunitha (2003), a testimonial work based on the experience of child sponsorship in India; La Travessia (The Journey - 2005), Una dona d'aigua (A Water Woman - 2013) and La filla de la neu (2016).
She has been awarded a number of literary prizes, notable amongst which are the Bonmatí Prize for Journalism, the Columna Prize for La Travessia and the Néstor Luján for historical fiction (2009). In 2012 her novel Una dona d'aigua was chosen finalist for the Prudenci Bertrana Prize.
For her poetic works she has been awarded the Ciutat d'Olot (1986), the Mercè Bayona for Un vent, una mar (A Wind, A Sea - 1994) and the Goleta i Bergantí award for La mirada de la gavina (The Seagull's Gaze - 2001), which has a prologue by Miquel Martí i Pol.
She also works on a regular basis in different areas of the mass media.
She is a member of the Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (AELC – Association of Catalan Language Writers).
Web page: Bea Fernández for AELC.
Documentation and photographs: Author's personal files.