Poet and playwright Enric Casasses awarded prestigious literature prize
Recipient of 52nd Premi d'Honor de les Lletres Catalanes one of the most influential writers of his generation
The poet, playwright, narrator and translator Enric Casasses (Barcelona, 1951) has been awarded the 52nd Premi d'Honor de les Lletres Catalanes.
The writer, born in Barcelona in 1951, is one of the most influential Catalan poets of his generation.
Regarded as an authentic and transgressive voice, he has also contributed to renewed interest in the oral poetry tradition.
Casasses has translated authors such as Conan Doyle, Nerval, Blake and Max Jacob and as an editor, he has revived texts by authors such as Juli Vallmitjana, Jacint Verdaguer, Caterina Albert and Francesc Pujols.
Winner of numerous accolades, in 2012 he received the Catalan National Literature Award for his literary and artistic career.
Ceremony at the Palau de la Música
The Premi d'Honor de les Lletres Catalanes was initiated by Catalan cultural association Òmnium Cultural in 1969. It is awarded annually to a person for their literary or scientific work in the Catalan language and for the importance of their contribution to the cultural life to the Catalan-speaking world.
Casasses will receive a prize of 20,000 euros and will be honored at a ceremony on June 8 in Barcelona’s Palau de la Música.