Miquel de Palol

Miquel de Palol

Miquel de Palol (Barcelona, 1953) is one of the signal voices of contemporary Catalan letters. An architect by trade, he began to publish poetry at 19, and averaged a book of verse per year before bringing out El jardí dels set crepuscles, the novel many consider to be his masterpiece, in 1989. The author claims he considers this first work of narrative fiction a continuation of themes pursued in his earlier poetry. Remarkably prolific, Palol has published some 40 books, including works of short fiction, children’s stories and essays, and is a frequent contributor to the Spanish and Catalan press.

Miquel de Palol’s Festival appearance is generously supported by the Institute Ramon Lull.

Miquel de Palol is published by Deep Vellum

What to read

The Garden of Seven Twilights by Miquel de Palol, 2023

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