Gonzalo Fernández Parrilla

2012 Judge

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Gonzalo Fernández Parrilla is a Spanish academic, translator and researcher. He has been Associate Professor of Arabic Literature at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid since 2006. He was previously Director of the Research Centre Escuela de Traductores de Toledo (Toledo School of Translators, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 2002-2006) and has been Deputy Director since its foundation in 1994. Previous teaching engagements include École Supérieure Roi Fahd de Traduction, (University Abdelmalek Essaadi, Tangier, Morocco), École de Traducteurs et d'Interprètes de Beyrouth, Université Saint-Joseph (Lebanon) and University of California, Berkeley. He has also worked as a translator at the United Nations. He is the author of a history of modern Moroccan literature, La literatura marroquí contemporánea, and has edited a number of books including Remembering for Tomorrow, Orientalismo, exotismo y traducción and Autobiografía y literatura árabe. He is the director of the Spanish series of Arabic literature Memorias del Mediterráneo, published by Ediciones del Oriente y del Mediterráneo.