Martí Domínguez, biologist, writer and journalist. Ph.D. in Biology, and Journalism professor at the University of València, he has combined investigation and teaching with journalism and literature.
Domínguez has written in maganizes and reviews such as El Temps —with weekly articles about science and literature—, and in the newspapers El País and La Vanguardia. Some of his articles have been compiled in Peiximinuti (1993) and Bestiari (2000).
As a novelist, he wrote a trilogy about the French Enlightenment with the titles Les confidències del Comte de Buffon (1997), which was awarded the Crexells, the Andròmina and the Crítica de la Universitat de València prizes; El secret de Goethe (1999), which received the Prudenci Bertana and the Crítica de la Universitat de València prizes; and El retorn de Voltaire (2007), which received the Josep Pla prize. In 2007 he received the Premi Nacional de Cultura de Periodisme de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan National Journalism award) for his role as a chief editor of the scientific magazine Mètode. In 2013 he was awarded the Carles Rahola essay prize for El somni de Lucreci. La sega (2015), a book which received the Catalan Critics, the Serra d'Or Critics, the Valencian Writers Critics and the Amat-Piniella prizes, represents a shift of scope in Domínguez's narrative, from the previous historical and scientific prose, to a novel that reflects on violence, impunity and the long night of Franco's dictatorship.
Domínguez is a member of Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana.
Page updated by Josep Miàs for AELC.
Photographs from the author's personal files.
Translated by Josep Miàs.