Francesc Bayarri was born in Almàssera (l'Horta) in 1961. He is a journalist and writer.
He has written the novels L'avió del migdia (2002), winner of the 2001 València Literature Prize, Febrer (2004), Cita a Sarajevo (2006), winner of the Valencian Writer's Prize and València sic transit (2016). He also contributed to the collectively-written book Nosaltres, exvalencians and País Valencià, segle XXI. In 2018 he published Matar Joan Fuster (i altres històries), a compilation of journalistic investigations about the attacks carried out, among others, by the extreme right, in the so-called democratic transition.
As a journalist, he has worked in El País (between 1990 and 1996), Levante-EMV (1986) and Noticias al Día (1982-1983). He was the first News Chief of the Valencian radio station Ràdio 9 and has also written for reviews such as El Temps, Serra d'Or and Caràcters.
He is presently on the governing board of "Valencians pel Canvi" (a platform of a hundred intellectuals concerned with renovating political and civic life in Valencia). He works at the University of Valencia where he is coordinator the Cabinet Press.
Bayarri is a member of Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (Association of Catalan Language Writers).
Web page: Carme Ros for AELC.
Translated by Julie Wark.
Photographs: © Miguel Lorenzo.