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Joaquim Carbó


Joaquim Carbó is one of the most widely read authors and a benchmark of contemporary Catalan literature. With a literary career of more than 60 years, Joaquim Carbó is considered one of the pioneers of children's and young people's literature written in Catalan. In 1961 he co-founded the literary magazine Cavall Fort, which allowed him to bring his works to a younger audience. Carbó also formed part of the writers' collective Ofèlia Dracs and was one of the first leaders of the Association of Catalan Language Writers (AELC). He has broken publishing records with titles such as La casa sota la sorra (Estela, 1966) with more than ninety editions, or La colla dels deu (La Galera, 1969). His works have become a literary reference for younger readers and he has created archetypal characters such as the detective Felip Marlot or Pere Vidal and Henry Balua. His extensive literary work also includes the novels Solucions provisionals (Selecta, 1965), Un altre tròpic (Arimany, 1965) and Els orangutans (Novaterra, 1967). Among the numerous awards he has received are the Víctor Català Award (1964), the Trajectòria Award (2011) and the Memorial Jaume Fuster (2002) thanks to his work to bring reading and culture closer to the Catalan children and youth sector. His latest works are the memoirs Sense futur (Destino, 2022) and the two short novels that follow the series Temps obert by Manuel de Pedrolo published by Editorial Comanegra in 2022.

Update: 18 July 2022


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Pedrolo, open battle

The celebration of the literary legacy of Manuel de Pedrolo