Biography

Clara Janés graduated in Philosophy and received her Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Her wide poetic creation 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 (from Vladimír Holan, Jaroslav Seifert, Marguerite Duras, Nathalie Sarraute and William Golding, among others). She has also published numerous works in prose, including 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). She has recently been elected as a member of the Royal Spanish Academy. Contact: clarajanes@telefonica.net