Mārius Serra was born in 1963 and is a writer and illusionist. In 1987 he obtained a degree in English Philology and also began to publish his first books. Since then, he has focused his creative activity on literature, communication and play. He has published collections of short stories, novels and translations of works from English. A specialist in word play, he frequently writes for the newspapers Avui and La Vanguardia and participates in programmes of Catalunya Rādio. Notable among his books are the novels Mon oncle (My Uncle), winner of the 1994 Fundaciķ Enciclopčdia Catalana Prize for Fiction, AblanatanalbA (AblantanalbA, 1999), and the book of short stories La vida normal (The Normal Life), which received the 1999 City of Barcelona Prize for Literature in Catalan. His essay Verbālia (Verbalia) received the 2001 "Serra d'Or" and "Lletra d'Or" Critics' Prize, in 2006 his novel Farsa (Farce) was awarded the Ramon Llull Prize, and in 2012 he was awarded with the Sant Jordi novel Prize for Plans de futur.
He is a member of the Associaciķ d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (Association of Catalan Language Writers).
Web page: Montserrat Massip and Pere Mayans, with the support of the Instituciķ de les Lletres Catalanes (Institute of Catalan Letters).
Documentation: Servei Ensenyament del Catalā (Catalan Teaching Service SEDEC, 1999).
Update: Carme Ros and Heura Marįal.
Translation: Julie Wark.
Front Picture: Š Tina Bagué.