Vicenç Riera Llorca (Barcelona, 1903 - Pineda de Mar, Maresme, 1991). Journalist, writer, translator and cartoonist.
Due to the Spanish Civil War he had been exiliated in the Dominican Republic and Mexico, where he was the director of the magazine Pont Blau and the editorial office's head of La Nostra Revista. He published novels, narrative and short narrative. His technique, half way between journalistic chronicle and literary fiction, made him been considered as the chronicler of the Catalan exile of the postwar period. His first novel, Tots tres surten per l'Ozama (1946) was published in Mexico. In the year 1969 he returned to Catalonia and he published, among others, Amb permís de l'enterramorts (1970), awarded the Prudenci Bertrana Prize in 1970 and the Crítica Serra d'Or Prize in 1971, Fes memòria, Bel (1972), awarded with the Sant Jordi Prize in 1971, Això aviat farà figa (1984), or Georgette i altres contes, published posthumously in 1995.
In 1985 he was honoured with the Creu de Sant Jordi de la Generalitat de Catalunya, and he was a honorary member of Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (AELC, Association of Catalan Language Writers).
Page by Josep Miàs for AELC.
Documentation: Gabriel Boloix and Josep Miàs.
Photographs from the City Council of Pineda de Mar.
Translated by Josep Miàs.