Norah Zapata-Prill was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 1946. At the age of 8 she moved to La Paz. She lived in Argentina and later moved to Lausanne, Switzerland.
Norah Zapata-Prill was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 1946. At the age of 8 she moved to La Paz. She lived in Argentina and later moved to Lausanne, Switzerland. Member of the Bolivian Academy of Language, she received the First Grand National Franz Tamayo Prize, the most important in his country, on two occasions (1973 and 1977). She graduated in Literature and Spanish in Bolivia and later pursued postgraduate studies in Spanish language and literature at the Instituto de Cultura Hispánica in Madrid. She has received the special Human Rights prize in tribute to the 70th anniversary of the death of Anne Frank awarded by the Accademia Italia Arte nel Mundo. Her books are: De Las Estrellas y El Silencio (Ediciones de la Casa Municipal de la Cultura Franz Tamayo, La Paz-Bolivia, 1975), Géminis en Invierno (Editorial Casa Municipal de la Cultura Franz Tamayo Biblioteca Paceña-Nueva Serie, La Paz-Bolivia, 1977), Diálogo en el Acuario (Ediciones Casa De Los Pueblos, Cochabamba-Bolivia, 1985), Fascinación del Fuego (Ediciones SIGNO, La Paz-Bolivia, 1985), Antología/Anthologie (LiterAturForum, Vienna-Austria, 2008) and Capricho humano/Capriccio Umano (Edizioni Gattomerlino, Rome, 2014).
She is the founder of the Poetry House in Ostuni, la città bianca (Puglia, Italy), and there she organizes annually the Festival Internazionale di Poesia Trasmigrazioni poetiche.
Norah Zapata-Prill is one of the most important voices in Bolivian poetry. An inveterate world traveler, she has been living in Europe for many years. Although her writing remains impregnated with Andean tenacity, when read carefully it seems to spring from an ancient and undetermined place, “from a blaze that invites fire.”...Stock available