Anna Murià (Barcelona 1904) is a narrator, translator and journalist.
At the time of the Spanish Civil War she was secretary of the Institució de les Lletres Catalanes (Institute of Catalan Letters) and she was also one of the founding writer members, in 1936, of the Grup Sindical d'Escriptors Catalans (Union Group of Catalan Writers), predecessor of the present-day Associació d'Escriptors de Llengua Catalana (Association of Catalan Language Writers). Her first novel was Joana Mas (1933). After the Civil War, she went into exile in France, following which, with the writer Augustí Bartra, she went to the Dominican Republic, Cuba and finally Mexico where they would live for thirty years. They returned to Catalonia in 1970 and went to live in Terrassa.
She wrote (1967) Crònica de la vida d'Agustí Bartra (A Chronicle of the Life of Agustí Bartra) (1975) and L'obra de Bartra (Bartra's Works) where she describes both the personal and intellectual adventure of her life with the poet. She was awarded the Folch i Torres Prize in 1974 for her novella, El meravellòs viatge de Nico Huehuetl (Nico Heuhuetl's Marvellous Journey).
She is an Honorary Member of the Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana.
Web page: Xulio Ricardo Trigo for AELC.
Documentation and Photograph: Personal files of the author.
Translation: Julie Wark.