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Juan Antonio Masoliver Ródenas

Juan Antonio Masoliver Ródenas(Barcelona, Spain, 1939) was chair professor of Spanish and Latin-American Literature at the University of Westminster in London and is a professor on the Master’s degree in Literary Creation at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra. He currently lives in El Masnou (Barcelona). He is a literary critic for the Cultura/s supplement of La Vanguardia newspaper in Barcelona. In Mexico he is or has been a contributor, among other publications, to Vuelta, La Jornada Semanal, Letras Libres, Fractal and Crítica. A broad compilation of articles and essays on Spanish and Mexican literature has been included in Voces contemporáneas (2004) and Las libertades enlazadas (2000) respectively. As a writer of narrative, he has published the books of short stories La sombra del triángulo (1996), La noche de la conspiración de la pólvora (2006) and his recent La calle Fontanills (2010)and the novels Retiro lo escrito (1988), Beatriz Miami (1991) and La puerta del inglés (2001). He has translated, among others, works by Cesare Pavese, Giorgio Saviane, Carson McCullers, Djuna Barnes and Vladimir Nabokov. His poetry work has been included in Poesía reunida (1999). Subsequently he has published La memoria sin tregua (2002), Sònia (2008), Paraísos a ciegas (2012) and the book of poems in Catalan El laberint del cos (2008).