Jorge Ferrer

Writer, literary translator and journalist

Born in Havana, he moved to Moscow in 1982, where he lived until 1990, training in journalism at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Back in his native Cuba, he was part of the Paideia group, a collective project that joined forces to renew the country's cultural scene. In 1994, he settled in Barcelona, where he still lives and where he has developed a large part of his career as a literary translator, writer and journalist.

As a translator from Russian, he has translated into Spanish classic and contemporary works by authors such as Alexandr Herzen, Svetlana Aleksievich, Vasili Rozanov and Maria Stepànova, among many others, a task that has earned him several awards such as the Russian Literature in Spain prize awarded by the Boris Yeltsin Foundation (2012) and the prestigious Read Russia award (2020) for his translation of Zuleikha opens her eyes by Guzel Yakhina.

As a writer, he has two published works: Minimal Bildung (Catalejo, 2001) and Días de coronavirus: Un itinerario (Editorial Hypermedia, 2021) and his chronicles have appeared in various media such as El Mundo, El Estornudo, World Literature Today, Letras libres and Hypermedia Magazine.

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