Feliu Formosa

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Feliu Formosa Torres (born 10 September 1934 in Sabadell, Catalonia) is a Catalan dramatist, poet and translator. He has served as dean of Institució de les Lletres Catalanes.

He translated dramatic works by Bertolt Brecht, Ernst Toller, Tankred Dorst, Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg, Thomas Bernhard, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Friedrich Schiller, Botho Strauss; poetry by Georg Trakl, Goethe and François Villon; narrative by Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse, Robert Musil, Heinrich Böll, Franz Kafka, Joseph Roth or Heinrich von Kleist; and essays by Lessing and Peter Weiss.

During his career has received several awards, like Carles Riba Award of poetry for Llibre dels viatges (1972), the Crítica Serra d'Or Award of memories for El present vulnerable (1980), the Ciutat de Palma-Joan Alcover Award for Amb effecte (1986), the Lletra d'Or Award for Semblança (1987), the Premi d'Honor de les Lletres Catalanes (Catalan Letters Lifetime Achievement Award) (2005).

In 1987 was awarded with the Creu de Sant Jordi and in 2007 with the National Theatre Award, both by the Catalan Government.

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