Jaume Cabré

Jaume Cabré

A Catalan novelist, scriptwriter and philologist. He was born in 1947, in Barcelona with which he is strongly tied – he lived and worked there for many years, studied Catalan literature at the University of Barcelona, and set the stories of his characters in the city. Cabré is a lecturer and teacher at the Lleida University and a member of the philology section of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans. Next to his academic and novelist’s work, he also writes film and TV serial scripts. His literary debut was the short story Faules de mal desar of 1974; four years later he published his first novel Galceran l'heroi de la guerra negra. He earned the recognition of Polish readers thanks to his extensive and multi-stream novel Jo confesso (Polish edition: Wyznaję, 2013). The critics, referring to Cabré’s passion for music, compare this novel to a grand symphonic work, boldly composed but also with care of every single detail. In this polyphonic story different historic eras and characters’ fates are interwoven. The most important question the author asks his reader is about the evil throughout the world history and the nature of man. This August, Polish readers will have the opportunity to acquaint themselves with his Les veus del Pamano. Its Polish version Głosy Pomano. has been released by the Wydawnictwo Marginesy publishing house. Fot.Xabier Mikel Laburu