Maria Aurèlia Capmany (Barcelona, 1918-1991), writer, educator and politician. A regular contributor to the press, radio and television, she also stood out for her cultural and political activism and her tireless fight for the freedom and equality of women, an area in which she became a pioneer in Catalonia and a point of reference for subsequent generations. She was President of the PEN (1979-1983), Councillor for Culture and Publications of Barcelona City Council (1983-1991) and a member of the Barcelona Provincial Council (1983-1991). Her literary ambition and unceasing experimentation, together with her commitment to her community, are two of the constants of Capmany, a multifaceted and transgressive woman who is undoubtedly one of the most important Catalan writers and intellectuals of the nineteenth century.
You will find more information about Maria Aurèlia Capmany on this website of the Generalitat de Catalunya.