Mercè Ibarz is author of the novels No parlis de mi quan me’n vagi (2010) and La palmera de blat (2010), of the short-story collections Febre de carrer (2005) and A la ciutat en obres (2002) and the impossible to pigeonhole La terra retirada (1993) and Rodoreda. Exili i desig (2008), as well as Barcelone. Itinéraires et bifurcations (2012). She has been awarded the «Serra d’Or» Critics Prize, the Humbert Torres Prize and the Pedro Saputo, all for published books. Her work has been translated into French, Spanish, English and Croatian.