Joaquim G. Caturla
Joaquim Gonzàlez i Caturla (Alacant, 1951) is a writer and he also teaches Language and Literature. His literary production embraces several genres, ranging from children’s and young people's literature through to adult and erotic works. Again, he has published collections of folktales with the two anthologies Rondalles de l'Alacantí (Folktales from Alacant, 1985) and Rondalles del Baix Vinalopó (Folktales from Baix Vinalopó, 1987), which have been very well received by readers and critics and are notable for the major linguistic contribution they have made.
While the greater part of his work consists of short stories and books for young people, he has also been publishing novels for adults in recent years. As with his other narrative writings, he has received prizes for his novels too, for example the 2006 Critic's Prize for Valencian Writers for his L'home de l'estació (The man of the railway station), which was also awarded the City of Xàtiva-Blai Bellver Prize for Fiction (2004).
Joaquim G. Caturla is a highly versatile writer, able to address different kinds of readers using his characteristically fresh, daring language (as in Tot l'estiu per davant – A Whole Summer Ahead, 1992), while mastering erotic writing as well. His works are windows opening out on to completely different worlds that have, however, the common denominator of their general location. The city of Alacant and its surrounding areas is where Caturla's stories converge, all of them expressed in rich language that is adroitly chosen for each case.
He is a member of the Association of Catalan Language Writers (AELC).
Web page: Eugènia Morer i Serra for AELC.