Joaquim Monzó i Gómez, known as Quim Monzó, is one of Catalonia’s most celebrated and influential living authors, as well as being a well-known public figure owing to his participation in several radio and television programmes. He has published eight short-story collections, three novels and eleven volumes of journalistic opinion pieces. His works have been translated into twenty-six languages, adapted for cinema and honoured with fourteen awards in Catalonia, including the prestigious

Premi Nacional de Literatura


Premi Lletra d’Or

(2000) and

Premi d’Honor de les Lletres Catalanes

(2018), as well as the

Premi Crítica Serra d'Or de Literatura i Assaig

on four occasions (1981, 1986, 1994, 1997). A case could be made for him being the foremost Catalan-language author in…

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Citation: Colom-Montero, Guillem. "Quim Monzó". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 July 2018 [, accessed 15 June 2024.]

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