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Cartagena Piensa reflects on the visibility of women in the crime novel (11/02/2019)

The writers Ana Ballabriga and Susana Rodríguez Lezaun participate |

This Wednesday, February 13, at 20:00 in the Library Josefina Soria of the Cultural Center, Susana Rodríguez Lezaun, director of the Pamplona Negra festival, and Ana Ballabriga, winner with David Zaplana of Amazon's indie contest in its third edition for the novel No True Scot, will talk about the visibility of women in the genre of crime fiction.

It will be within the Feminist Thought Encounters that Cartagena Piensa organizes in the programming of this quarter, in a round table of title Woman and Black Novel, in which the two writers, of recognized prestige will talk about the moment that the written black literature lives by women, and their presence in this genre of fiction.

Fatal woman, whore, victim or secondary character.

The black gender has always been characterized by its machismo but is the current role of women in the crime novel changing?

As for the authors, what female voices are emerging in the current scenario?

And with respect to literary contests, do writers get the place they deserve?


Susana Rodríguez Lezaun (Pamplona, ​​1967), writer, graduated in Information Sciences and director of the Pamplona Negra festival.

He published his first book in 2015, Sin retorno.

He was followed by Cold Debts in 2017 and I'll see you tonight in 2018.

Ana Ballabriga (Candasnos, 1977), four-hand writer with David Zaplana.

In 2016 they were winners of the Amazon Literary Prize with their novel No True Scotch.

Among his novels are Following the Sun of Cartagena (2007) and The Paradox of the Blind Librarian (2018).

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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