AntÚnia Vicens

(SantanyŪ, Majorca, Spain, 1941)

Writer. She became known after her first novel 39º a l'ombra, which won the Sant Jordi prize (1967) and which introduced some subjects that would be repeated throughout her work: the preoccupation with transformations in her homeland through the spread of mass tourism, the exploitation of territories with the resulting loss of identity, the condition of the woman, solitude and the struggle for the socially deprived to achieve happiness. Since then, she has published books of short stories, collected in Tots els contes (2005); children's stories; a memoir in collaboration with Josep Maria Lllipart, Vocabulari privat (1993); and numerous novels, among them Quilòmetres de tul per a un petit cadàver (1982), which won the premi Llorenç Villalonga, Febre alta (1998) and Ungles perfectes (2007).

El 1998 she became president of the Associació d'Escriptors in Catalan and, from 1997 to 2005, she has been Vice President of the Association of Catalan Writers in the Balearic Islands.

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