Jordi Julià

/Spain, 1972
Jordi Julià

Jordi Julià i Garriga (1972) is a Catalan poet with a PhD in Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where he is now a lecturer. In 1997 he won his first literary prize, Màrius Torres, with Els grills que no he matat. Ever since, Julià has published more than 15 poetry books, including Principi de plaer (Vicent Andrés Estellés prize, 2007) and Gent forastera (Ciutat de Palma - Joan Alcover prize, 2012). Julià has also been succesful in the field of the literary criticism. La perspectiva contemporánea was awarded in 2002 with the Dámaso Alonso Prize for Philological Research). In 2003, his book La mirada de Paris received the Siglo XXI International Essay Prize of Mexico. He has studied the work of the catalan poets Gabriel Ferrater and Màrius Torres. Along with Pere Ballart, he has published a compillation of catalan poetry of the last century in 2012.

 

The poet is coming to the festival with the support of Institut Ramon Lull.