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Jordi Amat

Writer, philologist and literary critic

A writer, philologist, and literary critic, he has a degree in Philology from the University of Barcelona and completed his studies in the university’s Unit of Biographical Studies. He specialises in the history of twentieth-century culture and politics in Spain and is a member of several university research groups. He has published numerous award-winning books, some of them in more than one edition. Notable among his titles are the biographies Luis Cernuda. Fuerza de soledad (2002), Els laberints de la llibertat. Vida de Ramon Trias Fargas (winner of the 2009 Gaziel Prize), and Com una pàtria. Vida de Josep Benet (Edicions 62, 2017), for which he was awarded the 2009 Octavi Pellissa Prize. His most recent books include El llarg procés. Cultura i política a la societat contemporània 1937-2014 (Tusquets, 2015) and El fill del xofer (Edicions 62, Tusquets, 2020), in which he reflects on politics and power in Catalonia in recent decades, and Vèncer la por. Vida de Gabriel Ferrater (Edicions 62, 2022).. As a philologist he has edited several classics of Spanish non-fictional prose, and he is a specialist in the work of the Catalan journalist and writer Gaziel. He also works with the Josep Pla Chair at the University of Girona. Moreover, he is editor of the fortnightly publication El Món de Demà, which discusses the future challenges Catalan society will have to face, and he also writes for several media outlets, in particular, the daily La Vanguardia.

Update: 12 July 2022


Has participated in

“El fill del xofer” by Jordi Amat

Vicenç Villatoro, Jordi Amat, and Mònica Terribas in Conversation

On the occasion of the launch of his book "La casa dels avis "

In Praise of Modernity

Homage to Oriol Bohigas