Maria Àngels Anglada (Vic, 1930 - Figueres, 1999). She obtained her degree in Classical Philology at the University of Barcelona, and, as an authority on the classical world, translated texts from Latin and Greek into Catalan. She cultivated such different literary genres as poetry, narrative, literary criticism and the essay. She also worked with a number of periodical publications. Her most outstanding works include Les Closes (The Enclosures), winner of the 1978 Josep Pla prize, Sandàlies d'escuma (Sandals of Foam), 1985 Lletra d'Or prize, Columnes d'hores (Columns of Hours), her collected poetic works to 1990, and, most significantly, El violí d'Auschwitz (The Violin of Auschwitz), acclaimed by critics and public alike, and Quadern d'Aram (Aram's Notebook). She also wrote books of stories about Greek mythology for young readers. Maria Àngels Anglada was a member of the Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (The Catalan Language Writers' Association).
Documentation: Gabriel Boloix.
Translation: Julie wark.