Individual residencies / Olot
From Thursday, 7 March 2024 to Wednesday, 20 March 2024
Ana Rossetti (San Fernando, Spain, 1950). She has developed her activity in the fields of theater, poetry and narrative. Her poetic work has been recognized with the Gules award (1980), the International King Juan Carlos I award (1985) and the El Público award (2017). In fiction she has published several novels and in 1991 she won the La Sonrisa Vertical award for erotic literature. Since 1996 she has also dedicated herself to children's literature. She has the Andalusian Silver Medal for all her work and the Meridiana Prize awarded by the Andalusian Women's Institute in the Literature category.
Just as she has worked on the medieval hagiographies that crystallized in the book A Hand of Saints and on the legendary foundations of cities that were published with the title The Book of Cities, with this project she intends to complete a trilogy. It consists of addressing traditional stories – wrongly called children’s literature –, immersing herself in the symbolic load of their contents and analyzing them through a contemporary point of view, to try, without perverting or manipulating them, to transfer them to the 21st century imagination. To do this, she will explore the different versions of the stories, extracting the most appropriate elements for what she wants to tell. There will be six stories: Cinderella, The Pea Princess, Nicholas the Fish, The Princess Who Didn't Want to Get Married, The Smug Little Rat and another yet to be determined because she is hesitating between Puss in Boots and The Brave Little Tailor.