Pep Coll was born in Pessonada (Pallars Jussą) in 1949. He presently resides in Lleida where he works as a teacher of Catalan Language and Literature. As a writer he has worked in all kinds of prose genres, from a collection of Pyrenees legends Muntanyes Maleļdes (Damned Mountains), short stories L'edat de les pedres (The Age of Stones), children's stories La bruixa del pla de Beret (The Witch from the Beret Plain), the novel for young people Quč farem, quč direm? (What Shall We Do, What Shall We Say?), the play Miracles de Santa Maria d'Aneu (Miracles of Saint Mary of Aneu), television scripts, newspaper columns (El Periódico, Segre), through to in-depth articles in magazines (Descobrir Catalunya, Pirineos . . .). His preferred genre is the novel and amongst his works are El secret de la moixernera (The Mushroom Ring's Secret), El segle de la llum (The Century of Enlightenment), L'abominable crim de l'Alsina Graells (The Abominable Crime of Alsina Graells), La mula vella (The Old Mule), El salvatge dels Pirineus ans Les senyoretes de Lourdes. His work is, in great part, constructed around personalities and settings from the Pyrenees.
He is a member of AELC (Association of Catalan Language Writers).
Web page: Nausica Solą for AELC.
Translation: Julie Wark.