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President of Linguapax from 2014 to 2016, Carme Arenas is a philologist and historian of art. She is a professor, translator and publisher. She has translated writers such as Italo Svevo, Leonardo Sciascia, Massimo Bontempelli, Niccolò Machiavelli, Giovanni Boccaccio, Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco. Ms. Arenas has taken part in the creation and publishing of books, literary exhibitions and websites. She has written many studies on the avant-garde and been in charge of editing outstanding publications. Ms. Arenas chairs the Catalan PEN since 2010 and is the editor in chief of Catalan Writing, the PEN Català’s English publication on literature.

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