Vanessa Montfort (Spain, 1975) is a novelist, playwright and journalist. In 2006, she was invited to take part in two programmes run by the Royal Court Theatre in London (“International Residency for Emerging Play-wrights” 2007 and “Spanish Voices” 2008), where she participated in workshops with some of the most important British play-wrights including: Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Martin Crimp and Simon Stephens amongst others.
She is author of the novels Mitología de Nueva York (Mythology of New York - Ateneo de Sevilla Award, Algaida 2010) La leyenda de la isla sin voz (The Legend of the Island Without a Voice, 2014), Mujeres que compran flores (Women Who Buy Flowers, 2016) and El sueño de la Crisálida (The Dream of the Chrysalis, 2019). The humanization of the cities, the lyricism, the theatricality of the dialogues and the characters' depiction and conflicts—a mirror of present-day society with one foot in the extraordinary—, make her works an emotional roller coaster starring unforgettable characters.
Literary Genres: contemporary fiction
Published at: Algaida - Debolsillo (Spain) - Plaza & Janés (Spain) - Plaza y Janés (Spain)