Jaume Subirana (Barcelona, 1963) is one of the most outstanding poets and essayists of his generation. He has published prose and poetry (Carles Riba Prize 1988 and Gabriel Ferrater Prize 2011), as well as books about Barcelona and Catalunya and on the subject of Catalan literature. He has also edited a recognized series of anthologies. He has been a guest at literary festivals in Europe and America and at several international workshops on poetic translation. He has translated, mostly from the English, novels, poetry, essays and song lyrics. His poems are included in several anthologies that have been translated into German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and Chinese.
He is a contributor to different media outlets and since 2006 writes for the newspaper El Periódico. He directed the Institució de les Lletres Catalanes from 2004 to 2006. He is a professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and he has also taught at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and, as a visiting professor, at Duke University, University of British Columbia, Brown University and Università Can’Foscari Venezia.
In November 2016, he recives the 18th essay award, Mancomunitat de la Ribera Alta, for Cafarnaüm, and La hac is his last work of poetry.