Ada Castells Ferrer (Barcelona, 1968)


Bachelor of Communication Studies, University of Barcelona, 1991.
Unfinished studies on Theology, Faculty of Theology at the Seminary of Barcelona, 1992.
Fluent in English and French.

Journalistic activity

Editor in charge of cultural journalism in the Cultural Section of Culture Avui newspaper from 1991 until 2010.

Journalistic and literary colaborations (book reviews, reading stories and interviews with writers) in BTV, TV3, Catalunya Radio COM Radio, AVUI, Cosmopolitan, National Geographic, Sàpiens, La Vanguardia and Time Out.


Professor of journalistic writing at UAB, 1999.
Short Story Writing Teacher at the Ateneu Barcelonès, 2010.
Participation in a course for teachers to encourage reading organized by the Education Department of the Government of Catalonia, 2008.
Writing Workshop for the College of Engineers of Catalonia, 2011.
Professor Specialized Journalism (Culture) at the University Abad Oliva, 2011

Literary work

CASTELLS, ADA, El dit de l’Àngel, Empúries, 1998. Translated into Spanish, El dedo del Ángel, Anagrama, 1999.
CASTELLS, ADA, Mirada. Empúries, 2001. In Spanish in Anagrama, 2001.
CASTELLS, ADA, La crida del mar/ La llamada del mar. Movil Books, 2002.
CASTELLS, ADA, Tota la vida. Empúries, 2005. In Spanish, ilustrated version, Toda la vida, Edhasa, 2007, and in German, Ein Leben Lang, Berlin Verlag, 2007.
CASTELLS, ADA, Sortir de Mare. Empúries, 2006.
CASTELLS, ADA, Pura Sang, Edicions 62, 2012.

Shared Work

CASTELLS, ADA and BERNAT, ROGER, Diàlegs en Triangle. AELC, 2001.
CASTLES, ADA and VAN CAMPEN, JORDI, N’estem fins als fogons. Columna, 2002.
Several authors, Set Claus. Proa, 2002.
Several authors, Música de Paraules. Institute of Catalan Letters, 2005.
Several authors, Escriure a l’Era Digital. Department of Culture, 2006.
Several authors, Mira’m. Cossetània, 2009.

Other activities

Mexican tour promoting Mirada. June, 2001.
Participation in the meeting of writers, Verines, Asturias,representing Catalan literature. 2005.
Llegim Exhibition , Palau Moja, March, 2006, as curator.
German tour promoting Ein Leben Lang, 2007.
Conference about Mercè Rodoreda at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, 2008.
Conference about Catalan literature at Brown University, Providence, 2008.
Participation in the Mayo de las Letras, in Tucumán, Argentina, 2011.
Participation in PEN meetings, as representative of the Writers in Prison Committee.
Member of AELC since 2000.
Board Member of the ACEC since 2009.
Co-founder and board member of the Association of Cultural Journalists of Catalonia in 2011.

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