|Baltasar Porcel i Pujol|
14 March 1937|
1 July 2009 (aged 71)|
Prudenci Bertrana Prize
Baltasar Porcel i Pujol (Catalan pronunciation: [bəɫtəˈza porˈsɛɫ]; Andratx, Majorca, March 14, 1937 – Barcelona, July 1, 2009) was a Spanish writer, journalist and literary critic. His enormous legacy credited him as one of the greatest authors in Catalan literature from the 20th century.
He was born on 14 March 1937 in Andratx, Majorca. His catalan language works has been translated into Spanish, German, English, French, Italian and Vietnamese among others. He also won several literary prizes. As a journalist he worked in La Vanguardia, Última Hora and Catalunya Ràdio. Since 1960 he lived in both Barcelona and Majorca. He was the president of the Catalan Institute for the Mediterranean since 1989 to 2000. In 2002 we won the National prize of Literature of Catalonia and in 2007 the Premi d'Honor de les Lletres Catalanes. He also received in Italy the Bocaccio Prize, in France the Prix Méditerranée and in the United States the Critic's Choice.
Porcel died on 1 July 2009 at the age of 72 after several years battling cancer.
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