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Imma Monsó

Imma Monsó (Lleida, 1959) graduated in French Philology at the University of Barcelona and completed her studies in Applied Linguistics at the Universities of Caen and Strasbourg, France. She currently teaches foreign languages and writes articles in La Vanguardia newspaper. No se sap mai (1996), her literary debut, was a revelation, with an exceptional reception on the part of public and critics alike. The Spanish translation of this work, Nunca se sabe, was awarded the XXI Tigre Juan Prize (1997). She has also published Com unes vacances (1998 Prudenci Bertrana Prize and 1999 Cavall Verd), Si és no és (1996), comprising four short stories, Tot un carácter (2001) and Millor que no m'ho expliquis (2003 City of Barcelona Prize for Catalan Literature and finalist in the 2003 Llibreter Prize). Un home de paraula (2004), won the Salambó prize, the Terenci Moix International Prize and the Maria Àngels Anglada Prize. La dona veloç (2012) was awarded the Ramon Llull Prize. Her last novel is L'aniversari (2016). All her books have been translated into Spanish, and many have been also translated into Frech, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese and Hungarian.

Update: 4 October 2012


Has participated in

"La mestra i la Bèstia” by Imma Monsó

Literature in the Age of the Internet

With Luciana Castellina, Sergi Pàmies and Imma Monsó

Amin Maalouf: Literature and Return

Conversation with Imma Monsó