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Laura Gost

Laura Gost (Mallorca, 1993) is a writer and scriptwriter. In 2018 she received the Goya Award for Best Animated Short Film with Woody & Woody, for which she was both creator and scriptwriter. In 2018, she received the Jaume II Prize and the Bartomeu Rosselló-Pòrcel Prize in recognition of the outstanding success of a young artist. She was the winner of the V Dramaturgy Tournament in the Balearic Islands for her work Seguí (2019) and of the Temporada Alta Festival's IX Catalan Dramaturgy Tournament for Matar el pare (2020). With La deliberació dels escorpins (Lleonard Muntaner Ed., 2021) she won the 2021 Pare Colom de Teatre prize. She frequently writes for Ara, Catorze, and Ara Balears.

La cosina gran (The Eldest Cousin), her first novel, was the best-selling book of Sant Jordi 2019 in Palma de Mallorca and the most sold in the Catalan language fiction category at the Palma Book Fair of the same year. It has been translated into Spanish (Temas de Hoy, 2020), Italian (Dea Planeta dei Libri, 2021) and Greek (World Books). El món es torna senzill (The World Becomes Easy), her second novel, was published in 2022. In 2023, she won the prestigious Catalan language Premi Proa de Novel·la (Proa Novel Award) with her third novel, Les cendres a la piscina (The Ashes in the Pool).