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Anatxu ZABALBEASCOA is an art historian and journalist whose books on Spanish architecture and art are widely respected in the world scene. She is the author of two novels, En otros ojos ("In Other Eyes"; Alba Editorial, 1996), and The Everlasting Return (in progress), and a short story collection, Anima Animal. Her numerous texts for exhibition catalogs and her books on art history are published in London, New York, Madrid and Barcelona, with editions in German and Greek. She earned the MA in the history and criticism of modern art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; a diploma in international relations from the College of Journalism in London, and is a graduate in journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is a reviewer and critic for the leading Spanish newspapers El Pais and La Vanguardia. She is an IWP grantee of the US Information Agency.

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