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Martí Sales

Writer, translator and musician

Martí Sales debuted in 2005 with his book of poetry Huckleberry Finn (Moll, 2005), which won the Vila de Lloseta Prize for Poetry, and has since pieced together an unclassifiable literary career, exceeding the boundaries of each genre cultivated. He has published poetic prose (Dies feliços a la presó, Empúries, 2007), narrative (Principi d’incertesa, Males Herbes, 2015) and the narrative poem La cremallera (Males Herbes, 2017). He has also made a foray into essay with Ara és el moment (Amsterdam, 2016), a chronicle of the Catalan music scene, and is the habitual translator into Catalan of authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, John Fante and Shirley Jackson. In the musical field, he stands out for having been singer and guitarist of the punk band Els Surfing Sirles. He has also contributed to cultural publications such as Time Out Barcelona, and been co-director of the Barcelona International Poetry Festival (2010-2013) and Poesia i + of Fundació Palau i Fabre. He is a member of the Barcelona Council of Culture.


Update: 20 November 2020


Has participated in

Marçalianes. “I take the road that has led me to you”

Celebration of the creative legacy of Maria-Mercè Marçal

Lecture by Enric Casasses

They’re Knocking at the Window

Primera Persona 2014

Autobiographic live sessions: pop music concerts, stand-up comedy, theatre and narrative

Thinking Differently

Pasolini and the Critique of Mainstream Culture