Vicent Sanxis (Rafelguaraf, 1955) has been living in Carcaixent since 1981. He works in the Publications Service of the Parliament of Valencia as a transcriber and corrector. His interests include history, geography, toponymy, ethnography, etc., which led to his work Introducció a la història de Rafelguaraf, el Tossalet i Berfull (Introduction to the History of Rafelguaraf, el Tossalet and Berfull, 1995).
He has been writing narrative works since 1996 and has published Adéu a Berfull (1998, Goodbye to Berfull), Memòries d'un alamí (1999, Memoirs of an alamí), winner of the 1998 25 April Vila de Benissa Prize, Aventura al desert (2000, Adventure in the Desert), winner of the 2000 Valldigna Prize for Young People's Fiction, El repòs del sobirà (2003, The Sovereign's Repose), winner of the 2003 Ciutat de Torrent Prize for Young People’s Fiction, Cendres de Ternils (2012, Ternils Ashes) and Aventura a Tunísia (2012, Adventure in Tunisia). He has also published short stories, among them being El tresor del vereder (The Messenger's Treasure), finalist for the 1999 Mossèn Còdol d'Igualada Award; El mosaic de Carcassius (The Carcassius Mosaic), winner of the Terra Prize for the Short Story, Carcaixent 2001); El geperut del Buixcarró i altres contes (2002, The Hunchback of Buixcarró and other Stories), Un caçador de trellat (A Hunter of Logic), Second Prize in the 2002 Mossèn Còdol d'Igualada Award; Enyorança magribina (2005, Maghrebi Yearning), Contes del Riurau (2007, Stories from Riurau), winner of the short story prize Poble de Marxeta 2007 and Dellà lo riu Xúquer (2014).
He is a member of AELC (Association of Catalan Language Writers).
Web page: Carme Ros for AELC.
Documentation and Photograph: Personal files of the author.
Translation: Julie Wark.