Vicenç Villatoro

Vicenç Villatoro
Vicenç Villatoro

A graduate in Media Studies, writer and journalist, Vicenç Villatoro is currently Director-General of the CCCB.

As a writer, he has published mainly fictional works which have reaped some of the top Catalan literature awards. They prominently include Evangeli gris, La claror de juliol, Memòria del traïdor, Hotel Europa, La ciutat del fum and Un home que se’n va. Some of his books have been translated into Spanish, German, French and Italian. He has also published works of poetry, topical essays, memoirs, and fiction for children and young people. In addition he has written song lyrics and film scripts, and curated several exhibitions, including “Escolta, Espanya”, “Cataluña, tierra de acogida” and “Veus”.

As a journalist, he has worked on the editorial staff of Diario de Terrassa and El Correo Catalán, and at TV3 (Catalan television), especially focusing on the field of culture. He has directed the newspaper Avui, the Catalan Broadcasting Corporation (CCRT) and various culture programmes on TV3 and Canal 33 (Trossos, Crònica tres, Millenium, De llibres). He is a regular contributor to the printed and audiovisual press, such as the newspaper Ara, Catalunya Ràdio, TV3, Revista de Catalunya and El Temps, among others. He taught the subject “Genres of Journalistic Opinion” at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

In the public sphere, he has been Director-General of Cultural Promotion for the Generalitat (Catalan Government), Director of the Institut Ramon Llull and the Fundació Ramon Llull, a member of the Board of Directors of BTV and a member of the Catalan Parliament for CiU.

Update: 1 May 2015

Participation in upcoming activities

The battle for the present
Revolution or Resistance?

The battle for the present

Dialogue between David Fernandez and Xavier Antich

Contents

Barcelona - València - Palma / Barcelona - Valencia - Palma

Publications

Barcelona - València - Palma / Barcelona - Valencia - Palma

Una història de confluències i divergències / Una historia de confluencias y divergencias

Europe in My Mind

Videos

Europe in My Mind

Lecture by Mircea Cărtărescu

Dante and Llull: Cultures, Languages and Worlds

Videos

Dante and Llull: Cultures, Languages and Worlds

Lectured by Joan Francesc Mira

Literature in the Age of the Internet : Sergi Pàmies i Imma Monsó

Videos

Literature in the Age of the Internet : Sergi Pàmies i Imma Monsó

Debate on the Future of the Book

My Africa

Videos

My Africa

Lecture by Mia Couto

Our time. The clock

Videos

Our time. The clock

Lecture by Salvador Cardús

Interview with Axel Honneth

Videos

Interview with Axel Honneth

Wield the Word. The Barcelona Debate 2015

Wield the Word. Freedom

Videos

Wield the Word. Freedom

Lecture by Axel Honneth

Has participated in

Against Digital Saturation

Debate

Debates on the future of the book

Against Digital Saturation

With Roberto Casati, Jordi Puntí and Sílvia Soler

Europe in My Mind

Debate

Old Europe, New Utopias

Europe in My Mind

Lecture by Mircea Cărtărescu

Dante and Llull: Cultures, Languages and Worlds

Debate

Ramon Llull and the Grammar of the World

Dante and Llull: Cultures, Languages and Worlds

Lecture by Joan Francesc Mira

Literature in the Age of the Internet

Debate

Debates on the future of the book

Literature in the Age of the Internet

With Luciana Castellina, Sergi Pàmies and Imma Monsó

My Africa

Debate

Africa as a story

My Africa

Lecture by Mia Couto

The Clock

Debate

Our Time

The Clock

Lecture by Salvador Cardús

The Library. Imaginary and History of an Idea

Courses and workshops

Institut d'Humanitats. Course 15/16

The Library. Imaginary and History of an Idea

Apocalipsi uuuuuuuaaaaaaa

Debate

Apocalipsi uuuuuuuaaaaaaa

Book presentation and screening of the film 'Història de la meva mort'

Freedom

Debate

Wield the Word

Freedom

Opening Lecture by Axel Honneth

The novelist as citizen

Debate

The novelist as citizen

Lecture by Abraham B. Yehoshua

TRANSLATION IN THE FACE OF CASES OF EXTREME VIOLENCE

Debate

Institut d'Humanitats. Course 10/11

TRANSLATION IN THE FACE OF CASES OF EXTREME VIOLENCE

Debate directed by Marta Marín-Dòmine