Carles Cortés (Alcoi, 1968) has a doctorate in Catalan Philology. He is a tenured lecturer in Catalan Literature at the University of Alacant and is the Vice-Rector for Culture, Sports and Language Policy at the same University.
He has published four novels –Veu de dona (Woman's Voice, 2001), Marta dibuixa ponts (Martha Draws Bridges, 2003), Els silencis de Maria (Maria's Silences, 2008) and Sara, la dona sense atributs (Sara, the Woman without Attributes, 2010)– which have had several editions and have been adapted to theatre: Veu de dona (Woman's Voice, 2005), Silencis (Silences, 2009), La dona sense atributs (The Woman without Attributes, 2013). He has written several other plays and short stories. He has recently won the Vall d'Albaida Prize for erotic narrative (2009) and the Ciutat d'Alcoi Theatre Prize (2011).
He is the author of several anthologies on Contemporary Catalan Women' Writers and studies on Painting and Literature. He is a member of the Institut Interuniversitari de Filologia Valenciana, and internationally, of TRAVERSES (Équipe Internationale de Recherche sur les Interférences des Codes at the Université Paris) from 2002; and from 2009 of the Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires sur les Mondes Ibériques et Contemporains (CRIMIC) at the University Paris IV-Sorbonne.
Since 2013 he is member of the Valencian Board of the Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (Association of Catalan Language Writers, AELC).
Web page: Carme Ros for AELC.
Documentation and Photograph: Personal files of the author.