Biography

Clara Janés holds a degree in Philosophy and a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Her wide poetic production includes works such as Eros (1981), Vivir (1983), Kampa (1986), Lapidario (1988), Fractales (2005), Orbes del sueño (2013) and ψ o el jardín de las delicias (2014), and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She is a prolific translator (texts by Vladimír Holan, Jaroslav Seifert, Marguerite Duras, Nathalie Sarraute, Katherine Mansfield and William Golding, among others). She has also published numerous works in prose, essays, e.g. Cirlot, el no mundo y la poesía imaginal (1996), La palabra y el secreto (1999), and María Zambrano. Desde la sombra llameante (2010) as well as novels such as Los caballos del sueño (1989) and El hombre de Adén (1991). Since 2015 she is a member of the Royal Spanish Academy.