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  • Francesc Trabal

    Francesc Trabal i Benessat was born in Sabadell on 5 May 1899. Brilliant and of restless disposition, he played an active and notable role in the Catalan cultural world of his times. By the time he was eighteen, he was part of a circle of friends that included a number of...

  • Maria Antònia Oliver

    Born in Manacor in 1946, resident in Barcelona since 1969, and married to the writer Jaume Fuster, Maria Antònia Oliver is a novelist. She has written for Perlas y Cuevas and Lluc, in Mallorca, and Tele-estel, El Correo Catalán, Canigó, Serra d'Or, El Temps, Diari de...

  • Mirall trencat (1974)

    This novel, although very different from the La plaça del Diamant (titled The Time of the Doves in the English translation), joins the latter in being among the most important of Rodoreda's works. Divided into three parts and with a very interesting prologue, this is a...

  • La plaça del Diamant (1962)

    This is Mercè Rodoreda’s most universal work. It has been translated into many languages and is considered to be one of the most important novels of the post-war period. It has been compared with the works of Proust and Joyce because of its willingness to explore inner...

  • Marc Pastor

    La mala dona [The Bad Woman] is a novel based upon the recreation of real events that took place in Barcelona at the start of the 20th century in the Barri Xino, a tough red-light district in the city at that time. The reader gets a glimpse of dark and seedy corners of the...

  • Joan Carreras

    I write because I have always written and I shall probably never stop writing. I write because I need to, and because I don’t know if I’d be able to live any other way. I write, above all, because I like telling stories in the way I want to, and because I hope other...

  • Joan Francesc Mira

    The first piece of literary news involving Joan Francesc Mira dates from 1974, on the occasion of the near-simultaneous publication of two of his books - an essay entitled Un estudi d'antropologia social al País Valencià (A Social Anthropological Study in the Valencian...

  • Albert Sánchez Piñol

    Albert Sánchez Piñol is an anthropologist who specializes in Africa. His first novel, Cold Skin, was a literary and publishing phenomenon. It has been translated into twenty-two languages in twenty-four different countries. He has also published various short stories as...

  • Marta Rojals

    Not very long ago, fiction used to be inhabited by self-absorbed characters, slightly catatonic individuals, fugitives from real life inhabiting a false world as if there were no banks or supermarkets in cities, and as if the minutiae of everyday life didn’t affect them....

  • Montserrat Roig

    Barcelona, 1946-1991. Fiction writer and journalist. Daughter of the writer Tomàs Roig i Llop, she had an Arts Degree (1968) and was a Reader in Spanish at the University of Bristol (1972 - 1973). Roig is one of the most representative names of the group of authors who...