Jordi Llavina

Jordi Llavina © Jordi Llavina

A graduate in Catalan Philology from the University of Barcelona, Jordi Llavina is a writer, poet, literary critic, as well as a radio and television presenter.

After making several philological collaborations with Dr. Joan Solà and Dr. Narcís Garolera, his career began at Editorial Columna as head of production for several collections, and shortly afterwards he debuted as a literary critic in newspapers such as Avui, El Mundo, l'Ara, Núvol and La Vanguardia, where he has been publishing a fortnightly opinion article since 2001.

In 1992 he worked as a teacher of Catalan language and literature in various secondary schools, a stage that ended in 1999 when he began to present and direct Print Smoke, a radio program about books broadcast on Catalunya Cultura. Later he dedicated himself to the curator of the Vinyoli Year, organized by the Institution of Catalan Literature and collaborated with the Museum of Rural Life of l'Espluga de Francolí, which depends on the Carulla Foundation.

He has published numerous books of fiction and essays, but his work stands out for his publications as a poet, including The swing rope (Moll / Proa, 2006), Joan Alcover Prize for poetry, Diary of a Septemberist (Bromera, 2007), Alfons the Magnanimous Prize and Serra d'Or Critics Prize, Wind country (Lleonard Muntaner, 2010), Vila de Martorell Prize for poetry, Eve (Tres i Quatre, 2011), Vicent Andrés Estellés Prize, Critics Prize and finalist of the National Poetry Prize, Contrada (Three and Four, 2013), Morning of Death (Three and Four, 2015), three pieces of which were set to music in the form of lied by JM Pagán and a fourth by pop musician D. Carabén.

He is currently a secondary school teacher at the Institut Milà i Fontanals in Vilafranca del Penedès.


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