Blanca Busquets i Oliu (Barcelona, 1961) is a writer and journalist whose life is marked by the written word. At the age of twelve she wrote her first story and, ever since then, writing has been the mainstay of her existence. She has published Presó de Neu (Prison of Snow - Proa, 2003); El Jersei (The Jersey - Rosa dels Vents, 2006), which was published in Russia (Inostranka, 2008) and in Germany (DTV, 2011), and in audiobook (The Hörverlag, 2011); Tren a Puigcerdà (Train to Puigcerdà - Rosa dels Vents, 2007); and Vés a saber on és el cel (Heaven Knows Where the Sky Is), which was published simultaneously in Catalan and Spanish in 2009 (Rosa dels Vents and Plaza & Janés), with rights being sold in Germany (DTV Premium); and La nevada del cucut (Rosa dels Vents, 2010), winner of the Llibreter Prize 2011.
She has been working as a radio journalist at Catalunya Ràdio since 1986 and has produced several programmes. She also worked as a writer for the Catalan television station Televisió de Catalunya for seven years.
She is a member of the Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (AELC – Association of Catalan Language Writers).
Web page: Carme Ros for AELC.
Translation: Julie Wark.
Documentation and photographs: Author's personal files.