About the author and translator
Jaume Cabré. Photo courtesy of the Institut Ramón Llull.

Jaume Cabré

Jaume Cabré was born in Barcelona in 1947. He studied philology at the University of Barcelona and taught language and literature for many years in Barcelona, Vila-real (Plana Baixa) and Terrassa. He is the author of several short story collections and novels and in 2003 was awarded the Catalan Writers Prize for his literary achievements. Jaume Cabré has also written for theatre, film and television, creating three television series: La Granja, Estació d'Enllaç and Crims.

Ted Krasny

Ted Krasny was born in Maryland, USA, in 1956. He studied international relations at Clark University and Agrarian Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He taught English in Athens, London and Barcelona for eight years, and Spanish in the New Orleans Public Schools for two. In 1996 he was sacked from his position at a private school in Barcelona and spent a year on the dole writing a screenplay, of which a producer said one of the scenes was quite good. He subsequently drifted into translation, starting off with auto repair manuals, an advertising campaign to launch a Spanish tile company in the States and whatever else came his way. He has translated several architecture and design books and currently seems to be specializing in self-help books for business people.

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