Ena Lucía PORTELA (Cuba)
A graduate of Classical Language and Literature from the University of Havana. She has written El pájaro: pincel y tinta china (novel, Cirilo Villaverde de la UENAC Prize, 1997), Una extraña entre las piedras (short stories, 1999), El viejo, el asesino y yo (short stories, Juan Rulfo Prize, 1999), La sombra del caminante (novel, 2001), Cien botellas en una pared (novel, Jaén de Novela Prize, 2002) and Alguna enfermedad muy grave (short stories, 2006).
His works have been translated into several languages and published in Cuba, Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Poland and Holland. His writing
(short stories, essays, interviews, literary criticism, fragments of
novels) has appeared in various anthologies, and in reviews and other periodical publications, both in Cuba and abroad. She lives in Havana.