anavidalegea@gmail.com /  New York City (USA)

ABOUT

"The voice of a generation" 

- Amalia Iglesias. Introduction to "Dolores-Manhattan" 

 Ana Vidal Egea (Spain, 1984) is a writer and journalist. She  collaborates with El País Semanal, the magazine of the most distributed newspaper in Spain, where she writes a monthly article about culture. She holds a doctorate of Comparative Literature (UNED) and a Masters Degree in Journalism (UCM-Helsinki University) and lives in New York City since 2013.

 

She published three books of poetry: "Todo este espacio" (PUZ, 2019), and two bilingual ones, "Dolores-Manhattan" (La Fea Burguesía, 2016) and "Notebook of Asia" (Amargord, 2016), that were both presented at McNally Jackson Bookstore in Soho, in 2017. She also published two novels; “Arctic Nights” (Baile del Sol, 2010), "The dark mouth of the world" (Alejandría Literary Award) and a short story collection “The other life: 18 stories of love and fear” (Traspiés, 2009). 

 

Her first feature documentary "Get married at the airport (Love and alcohol on the run)" was premiered as part of the competition of the New York City Independent Film Festival in its 2017 Edition. With it, she won the "Best Woman Filmmaker" award at the Barcelona Planet Festival and the Jury Award, Best Documentary Award and Best experimental movie award at the L.A Underground Film Forum 2017.

 

Vidal was Finalist of the Adonais Poetry Award,   Booket Young Talents by Planeta Publishing House, and winner of “La voz+ Joven” of Obra Social Caja Madrid, “New voices” by Torremozas, and Fungible among others. She won the first prize in the Internacional Festival of short movies “To be or not to be” with her movie "Inhabited Landscape". 

In March 2018 she successfully premiered in New York "Two women", a play that she writes and directs.

 

She got invited to the Miami Book Fair in 2017, to the Literature Forum Austria- Latin America, representing Spain in 2018, to the Kerouac International Festival of Poetry in Mexico D.F, to the Americas Poetry Festival (2019) and the FILNYC (2019).

 

 

Ana Vidal Egea (España, 1984) es Doctora "Summa Cum Laude" en Literatura Comparada tras haber realizado la primera tesis completa sobre el teatro de Angélica Liddell en 2010 y Licenciada en Periodismo (Universidad Complutense- Helsinki University). Ha publicado tres libros de poesía: "Todo este espacio" (PUZ, 2019) "Dolores-Manhattan" (La Fea Burguesía, 2016) con el que quedó Finalista del Premio Adonais, y "Cuaderno de Asia" (Amargord, 2016); además de dos novela, “Noches Articas” (Baile del Sol, 2010) y "La oscura boca del mundo" (2018) con la que ganó el Premio Alejandría de narrativa. También tiene un libro de relatos “La otra Vida, 18 relatos de amor y miedo” (Traspiés, 2009).

Su primer largo documental "Get married at the airport (Love and Alcohol on the run)" fue estrenado en Mayo del 2017 compitiendo en el New York City Independent Film Festival. Con él ganó el Premio a la Mejor Directora en el Barcelona Planet Festival (Barcelona, España, 2017) y los premios a la mejor película experimental, mejor documental y Jury Award en el L.A Underground  Film Forum 2017 (Los Angeles, USA, 2017)

 

Actualmente escribe para El País Semanal, Jot Down y el Huffington Post. Ha sido finalista del Premio Adonais de Poesía, del Jóvenes Talentos Booket de la editorial Planeta, del Premio “La voz+ Joven” de Obra Social Caja Madrid, de “Voces Nuevas” de la editorial Torremozas, del Fungible (Booket) y ganadora del Premio Neurona en el Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes “Ser o no Ser”. 

En marzo 2018 estrenó en Nueva York su primera obra de teatro, "Dos Mujeres", escrita y dirigida por ella.

Ha sido invitada a "La Mar de Letras" (Festival la Mar de Músicas, 2017), a la Feria del libro de Miami (2017), al Literatur Forum en Austria representando a España (2018), al Festival Kerouac en su I edición en México DF (2019), al Americas Poetry Festival (2019) y a la FILNY (2019)