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Jaume Cabré

Jaume Cabré

Jaume Cabré (Barcelona, 1947) is a Catalan philologist and writer. He graduated from the University of Barcelona. He is professor at the University of Lleida, and a member of the Philological Section of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans.

For many years Jaume has combined literary writing with teaching. He has also worked in the television and cinematographic scripting. With Joaquim Maria Puyal he became the creator and scriptwriter of the first Catalan television series: La Granja (1989-1992).

His first novel, Galceran l'heroi de la guerra negra (1978) brings up the recurrent subjects of his work: power and the human condition. The character of the bandit Jaume Galceran, full of contradictions, is portrayed as a reluctant hero during the War of the Matiners (Second Carlist War).

His latest novel, Jo confesso (I confess), was published in Catalan in 2011. In it, the author reflects on the concept of evil throughout human history through the life of a cultured and intelligent main character born in post-Civil War Barcelona. The English edition was published in 2015 by Arcadia Books in London.

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