Pep Coll
Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana

Pep Coll Pessonada, Pallars Jussą, 1949). He presently resides in Lleida where he works as a teacher of Catalan Language and Literature.

As a writer he has worked in all kinds of prose genres, from a collection of Pyrenees legends Muntanyes Maleļdes (Damned Mountains), short stories L'edat de les pedres (The Age of Stones), children's stories La bruixa del pla de Beret (The Witch from the Beret Plain), the novel for young people Quč farem, quč direm? (What Shall We Do, What Shall We Say?), the play Miracles de Santa Maria d'Aneu (Miracles of Saint Mary of Aneu), television scripts, newspaper columns (El Periódico, Segre), through to in-depth articles in magazines (Descobrir Catalunya, Pirineos…). His preferred genre is the novel and amongst his works are El secret de la moixernera (The Mushroom Ring's Secret), El segle de la llum (The Century of Enlightenment), L'abominable crim de l'Alsina Graells (The Abominable Crime of Alsina Graells), La mula vella (The Old Mule), El salvatge dels Pirineus (The Wild from the Pyrenees), Les senyoretes de Lourdes (The Dames from Lourdes), Nius (Nests) and Dos taüts negres i dos de blancs (Two White and Two Black Coffins) –awarded with the Catalan Critic's Prize for narrative, the Crexells Prize and the Joaquim Amat-Piniella Prize. His work is, in great part, constructed around personalities and settings from the Pyrenees.

He is a member of Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (AELC, Association of Catalan Language Writers).

Web page: Nausica Solą for AELC.
Updated by Josep Miąs.
Cover photograph: © Paco de Paz. Biography's photographs from the author's personal files.
Translation: Julie Wark.