Miquel Àngel Riera (Manacor, 1930 - Palma, 1996) chose to write quality literature, produced at a leisurely pace and expressed from a very personal point of view, and his work has withstood the test of time. The result is six collections of poems and two books of short stories which represent some of the most significant achievements in Catalan literature of the latter half of the twentieth century. His focus on the human being, taking his inspiration from the best of contemporary European literature, makes of him a noteworthy writer whose work is not confined by geographic, linguistic or temporal limits. For his originality and stylistic perfection, he deserves unanimous recognition by both readers and critics.
Documentation: Pere Rosselló Bover.
Up-date: Nausica Solà.
Translation: Julie Wark.
Photo: ©Francesc Amengual.