Pilar Rahola was born in Barcelona in 1958 and studied Catalan and Hispanic Philology in the University of Barcelona. In her professional carreer she has been involved in different fields.
She started her carreer as the director of the publishing house Pòrtic (1987-1990), then moved on into politics, always in parties supporting the independence of Catalonia. She has covered the news on many wars, among others the Balcans war, the Fall of the Berlin War, and she has participated in many TV programs of TV3, 8TV and Telecinco. She also collaborates in radio broadcasts and has written several books, including the biography of Artur Mas. She has taught on seminars and held conferences in many South American and North American Universities.
She is a tough upholder of women’s rights and catalan nationalism and holds a strong opinion on the Arabic-israelian conflict, and has been awarded several times.