Since late 2000, he lives in Mallorca Island, by the Mediterranean Sea. He lives on painting, illustration, web design and music.
His catalan language works has been translated into spanish, german, english, french, italian and vietnamese among others. He also won several literary prices. As a journalist he worked in La Vanguardia, ┌ltima Hora and Catalunya RÓdio. Since 1960 he lived in both Barcelona and Majorca.In 2002 we won the National prize of Literature of Catalonia and in 2007 the Prermi d'Honor de les Lletres Catalanes.
In Catalan Spanish poet born in Palma de Mallorca on August 3, 1913 and died in the Brull, Barcelona, on January 5, 1938. Despite his early death from tuberculosis is a major figure in the first half of the twentieth century. His poetry, of great formal rigor, meets Poemes Nou (1933), Quadern of sonets (1934) and imitation of Fire (1938, posthumous). His poetry collection was complete in one volume in 1949.
He is a biologist and journalist, but above all, a writer. Love of knowledge in general and passionate letters from a young, his youth is marked both by the spirit of protest, of struggle and cultural ferment of the Europe of the time, as limited by the particular cultural reality of the Franco Catalonia. Mesquida has drunk from the great universal Catalan literary tradition of authors like Ausias March, Ferrater, Rodoreda, but Pessoa, Gide or Nabokov.
Poet, novelist and art critic. A religious conflict and tuberculosis marked his human and literary career. In 1958 he published The sea, a novel that shocked both by its subject and its treatment and in which incorporated new experimental currents triumphed in Europe.
narrator, script-writer and essayist. She has a doctorate in Hispanic Philology and works as a university teacher. The author of a body of work which is rich in both cultural and popular references, her work has revealed a skilful and prejudice-free use of the colloquial speech of her native Mallorca, ever since her first collection of stories Te deix, amor, la mar com a penyora (I Leave You, Love, the Sea as my Pledge) was published.
linguist and publisher. Early in his career he collaborated with Antoni Maria Alcover on such projects as the Diccionari CatalÓ-ValenciÓ-Balear, that exhaustive inventory of the Catalan language. He also worked at the Editorial Alcover, which he lead after the death of its director and which was renamed Editorial Moll. The production of the dictionary occupied a good part of Borja Moll's life as a linguist, yet it nonetheless did not impede his extensive work as a conference leader, grammarian and writer.
A prolific author who has worked in almost every genre, he is well-known across Catalonia and indeed all of Spain. Winner in 2007 of the Premi Ramon Llull, the most prestigious prize in Catalan literature, for his novel Tigers, his work has been translated into several languages (German, English, Spanish, Basque and Galician).
Novelist Majorcan Catalan. Born in Ciutat de Mallorca in the midst of an aristocratic family. He studied medicine at several Spanish universities, specializing in psychiatry in Paris. His beginnings were in Castilian literature, although the idea of satirizing the conservative literary circles islanders and their own social class, led him to use Catalan in his first novel, Mort de dama (1931), a story about the decline of the aristocracy Mallorca.
Fiction writer. She has a doctorate in Catalan Philology from the University of the Balearic Islands where she now teaches. She has received prestigious awards for her books, for example the 1989 Andr˛mina Prize for L'hora dels eclipsis (The Hour of the Eclipses), the 1993 Sant Joan Prize for MÓrmara (Marmara), the 1995 Carlemany Prize for Natura d'anguila (Nature of the Eel) the 1999 Ramon Llull Prize for Lola (Lola) and, in 2005, she was awarded the Planeta Prize for Pasiones romanas (Roman Passions).
Miquel └ngel Barrios (Palma, 1975) is a writer who loves reading, cooking and travelling. He has visited 250 cities and villages around the world due his work as a marketing director in an international company. In his last book "Ses Cuineres de Binissalem, he has collected majorcan traditional recipes. Himself explain to us in this interview.
Poet, translator, orator and prose writer. With a life straddling the 19th and 20th centuries, he is regarded as one of the key figures of the so-called Mallorca School. Moreover he is a crucial figure in the evolution of modern Catalan poetry.
Ramon Llull (Majorca, 1232-1316) wrote more than three hundred works in Catalonian, Latin and Arabic (So far no manuscripts at all have been found in this language). He is also considered to be the first author to have used Catalonian rather than Latin in his literary prose as a normal form of communication and as a useful instrument in cultural expression. Ramon Llull managed to overcome the linguistic situation of the times that favoured the use of Latin and Provenšal in philosophic and literary texts.
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