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Lluís-Anton Baulenas

Lluís-Anton Baulenas (Barcelona, 1958), Catalan novelist and playwright, has won prizes such as the Documenta, Carlemany, Prudenci Bertrana, Crítica Serra d’Or, the Ramon Llull Prize -one of the highest awards in the Catalan literary scene, with a strong presence in the Spanish-speaking market also- and the Sant Jordi Prize. Baulenas has been dedicated professionally to literature for over twenty-five years, and is now one of the most acclaimed Catalan authors.

While his works for the stage usually reflect the great concerns of contemporary society, his narrative work is devoted to an attempt to single out and provide a setting for key moments throughout the 20th century in Catalan history. However, this is always from the individual’s point of view, dealing with the character’s conflicts with him- or himself and with the society in which he must live.

Considered “the chronicler of Barcelona”, Lluís-Anton Baulenas is famous for setting his stories against Barcelona’s historical turning points and for turning anonymous people into “small heroes”. He provides his work with a strong sense of placement and attractive, plot-driven characters, portrayed in a very humane and sensitive style. His novels have also been praised for their universal appeal.

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