Paulina Flores IN RESiDENCE at the School Infanta Isabel d’Aragó

Paulina Flores (Santiago de Xile, 1988)

She studied literature at the University of Chile. Since 2021, she has lived in Barcelona, where she completed a Master’s degree in literary creation at the Barcelona School of Management of the Pompeu Fabra University. In that same year, she also participated in the “Granada writers in residence” programme.

Her first book, Humiliation, was translated into more than seven languages and selected as one of the ten best books by the newspaper El País, in Spain. She has won the Roberto Bolaño Prize, the Critics Circle Prize, the Municipal Literature Prize and in 2019 the Bauer Giovanni, in Venice. In 2021, she was selected by Granta as one of the 25 best narrators in the Spanish language, in the under-35 category. She also published her first novel: Isla Decepción, which won the Independent Bookstores of Chile Prize for best book of the year in the fiction category, which is being translated into English, Japanese and Dutch, among others.

During 2022 she formed part of CAN CAB Residency in Girona. She has been a teacher and has led the podcast Confieso que he leído; she performs talks and workshops on creative writing processes, and she collaborates as a columnist for the El País newspaper.


Presentation updated in September 2022

School Infanta Isabel d’Aragó

The Infanta Isabel Secondary School (Sant Martí de Provençals, Sant Martí) participated in the first edition of iN RESiDENCE (2009-2010), which resulted in the work “Ten thousand hours”, with Salvador Juanpere. His creation process helped set lots of the elements that have become characteristic of the programme. Subsequently, the residence programmes have hosted Antònia del Río (2013-2014), Martí Anson (2015-2016) and Tanit Plana (2021-2022). In this edition, the Infanta Isabel Secondary School participated one again with a group of 4th-year students.


The Infanta Isabel d'Aragó began its trajectory in 1962 to educate the boys and girls of the working-class families who had settled in the neighbourhood, which had been cut off in the urban expansion of Barcelona towards the Besòs River. According to the pedagogue and scientist Angeleta Ferrer (Barcelona, 1904 - 1992), teacher and director of the centre in its first years of operation, the Infanta Isabel "has always been an internally vibrant centre, constantly renewing itself and with an unsurpassable desire to improve".


Students from 4th of ESO


Esther Villanueva

Curator and coordination
A Bao A Qu

Institut de Cultura de Barcelona
Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona