© Oscar Holloway
Irene Solà won the 2020 EU Prize for Literature for Spain with Canto jo I la muntanya balla. Born in Malla (near Barcelona) in 1990, she is an artist and an awarded poet and novelist of Catalan language. She has a degree in fine arts from the University of Barcelona and a master’s in literature, film and visual culture from the University of Sussex. Canto jo i la muntanya balla is her second novel.