Five Catalan Authors
Antònia Vicens (above) and Rodolf Sirera (below)

Transcript invites you to discover five highly-respected and widely-read Catalonian writers. Their names are Miquel Bauçà, Quim Monzó, Joan Brossa, Antònia Vicens and Rodolf Sirera. Click on these names left to enter the world of these writers whose work spans much of the twentieth century, and represents the genres of poetry - both verbal and visual - novel-writing, drama and journalism.

Prose writer Quim Monzó has been a constant presence in the last couple of decades thanks to a series of books, and his regular appearances in the press and on radio and television.

Poet Joan Brossa, although better known for his work as a visual artist and visual poet than for his extensive output of written texts, has nevertheless exercised a great influence on many younger writers.

Others here, such as the playwright Rodolf Sirera or the poet and prose writer Miquel Bauçà, have gained considerable reputations in their respective fields, and earned the support and respect of the critics.

Antònia Vicens writes with great spontaneity and richness and real poetic power. Her 39º a l'ombra was the first novel to reflect the impact of mass tourism on the island of Mallorca, a subject that is inevitably of ongoing concern to many Balearic writers. 39º a l'ombra has recently been republished and translated into German.

Enjoy your tour of some of the best Catalan literature of the modern era.

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