Lola Casas (Mataró, 1951) is a writer, teacher and public lecturer.
Mainly writing children's stories and poetry, she has published more than fifty titles including the poetry collections Retalls poètics (2001), Poemes de cada dia (2004), Poemes petits (2006), Poemes per a un bon Nadal (2009), Rodolins (2010), Animalades de paper (2011), Com ho acabes? (2013), De cap a peus: poemes del cos humà (2014) and Poemes per... (2016). Notable among her works of children's fiction are the titles El jersei (2002), Em diuen Tano (2003), L'escala d'en Pinxo (2006) and Ernest (2007). Her book Tot Dahl (1999), in which she reviews the work of Roald Dahl, is the result of her many years of correspondence with this Welsh-born author.
Lola Casas has worked as a teacher for more than forty years, combining this and her work as a writer with training activity and lectures on literature and films, as well as voluntary projects in schools and institutions. She also works with Mataró Ràdio and La Xarxa in programmes popularising literature and cinema.
Casas is a member of Associació d’Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (Association of Catalan Language Writers – AELC).
Web page: Toni Terrades for AELC.
Photograph: Author’s personal files.
Translated by Julie Wark.