Ricard Creus (Barcelona, 1928) is a writer and painter who, in 1952, decided to devote a good part of his efforts to literature, working in different genres. Notable among his novels are Lĺocell, (The Bird, 1985 October Prize) and Posicions (Positions, Sant Jordi (Saint George) Prize 1987). In 2000 he published his most recent novel, Vol Barcelona-MŔxic (Flight Barcelona-Mexico). He has also written plays, critical reviews and essays, in particular in the field of the plastic arts.
He has written novels for children and young people, for example his celebrated Pa amb xocolata (Bread and Chocolate, 1982) and El gos i l'oreneta (The Dog and the Swallow, 1983). The first books he published were of poetry, for example 36 poemes a partir del 36 (36 Poems After 36, 1978), which has just been republished by Curbet (2004). In 1992 he was awarded the Rosa Leveroni Poetry Prize for his Retornar a ItÓlia (Return to Italy).
He is a member of AELC (Association of Catalan Language Writers).
Web page: Xulio Ricardo Trigo for AELC.
Translation: Julie Wark.