Autors i Autores

Jaume Cela


Jaume Cela (Barcelona, 1949) combines his job as a teacher and pedagogue with the writing of childern's and teenager's novels.

Els nassos del rei (1988), was the first novel of a regular production with over forty published books, with titles such L'estrella que volia tenir cua (1991), Xerraires impertinents (1996), which was awarded the Ciutat d'Olot-Marià Vayreda in 1995, Hola Pep! (1998), awarded with the El Vaixell de Vapor in 1997, Silenci al cor (1999), awarded the Abril from the same year and translated into several languages, Abans de néixer, després de morir (2006), awarded the Ciutat d'Olot, El temps que ens toca viure (2007) and Set raons per estimar els meus pares (2010), awarded the El Vaixell de Vapor in 2010.

At the same time he has also published several educational books for school teachers, such as Amb veu de mestre: un epistolari sobre l'experiència docent (1993), with J. Palou, and Calaix de mestre (2001).

In 2008 he received the Creu de Sant Jordi de la Generalitat de Catalunya for his whole career.

He is an honorary member of the Associació d’Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (AELC – Association of Catalan Language Writers).

Page updated by Carme Ros and Josep Miàs i Miàs for the AELC.
Documentation: Montserrat Cerdà, Francesc Gil, Marta Puig and M. Josep Simó.
Photographs from the author's personal files.