Jordi Albertí i Oriol was born in July 1950 in Cassà de la Selva (Gironès). After residing more than thirty years in Barcelona working as a teacher and in business management, he presently lives in Maçanet de la Selva where he writes professionally and engages in historical research.
After obtaining a degree in Catalan Philology, he published about a hundred works of literary research in the Revista de Catalunya between 1998 and 2008 and also wrote the notes for the first three volumes of Obra completa (The Complete Works) of Eugeni d'Ors (Quaderns Crema, 1998, 2001 and 2003).
As a historian he has written El silenci de les campanes (The Silence of the Bells – Proa, 2007), La Iglesia en llamas (Church in Flames – Destino, 2008), La bandera catalana. Mil anys d'història (The Catalan Flag: A Thousand Years of History – Pòrtic, 2010) and La senda del báculo (The Path of the Crosier, 2010). From 2001 to 2004 he also coordinated the publications for the exhibition Germinabit, l'expressió religiosa en llengua catalana al segle XX (Germinabit: Religious Expression in the Catalan Language of the Twentieth Century).
His bibliography is completed with his collection of poems Sense àncora (Without an Anchor, 1987) and the fictional work Les cartes d'en Marc (Marc's Letters – Mediterrània, 2008).
He is a member of the Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (Association of Catalan Language Writers - AELC).
Web page: Carme Ros for AELC.
Documentation: Author's personal files.
Translation: Julie Wark.
Photographs: Author's personal files.