Sabina Urraca Garcia

Graduate Fellow

MFA in Spanish Creative Writing Student

Sabina Urraca is Basque by birth, was raised in Tenerife, and has lived in Madrid for over twenty years. She has been an insurance salesperson, a waitress, a scriptwriter, reporter, TV and advertising creative, presenter. She has written for media publications such as El País,, Vice, and Cinemanía. She is the author of the novel Las niñas prodigio (Fulgencio Pimentel), winner of the Premio Javier Morote, awarded from the Spanish Federation of Bookseller Guilds and Associations, and selected for New Spanish Books and Soñó con la chica que robaba un caballo (Lengua de trapo). Her work is featured in the anthologies La errabunda: Primer tratado ibérico de deambulología heterodoxa (Lindo&Espinosa) and Tranquilas: Historias para ir solas de noche (Lumen). In 2017, Urraca delivered a TED talk called Escaping the Girl Prodigy. Currently, she teaches writing at the Escuela Fuentetaja and is the 2020 resident editor at Editorial Barrett.

Research areas
  • Spanish
Sabina Urraca

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