Xulio Ricardo Trigo (Betanzos, A Coruña, 1959) is a writer, translator and plastic artist. He has published some ten novels including La desaparició d'Evelyn (The Disappearance of Evelyn, Planeta, 1995) and Després de l'oblit (After Oblivion, Proa, 2005), along with several collections of poetry: Lectures d'un segle (Readings of a Century, Columna, 1993), Far de llum grisa (Lighthouse of Grey Light, Edicions 62, 1997) and La veritat cansa (Truth Is Tiring, Bromera, 2005). These works have received the Ausiàs March, Maria Mercè Marçal, Miquel de Palol and Joanot Martorell prizes, inter alia.
He has worked as a journalist writing on cultural matters in such publications as El Temps, Diari de Barcelona, El Periódico de Catalunya and La Vanguardia. He has been writing full time since 1983, while also producing articles for the press and the Internet blog El violinista celest on literature and art. He has also translated Galician and Portuguese writers into Catalan. Since 1994, he has been director of the "Escriptures" collection of the publishing house Perifèric Edicions. In 2005 he went to live in Tarragona, where he is deputy director of the Escola de Lletres (School of Letters).
He is a member of the Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (Association of Catalan Language Writers).
Web page: Guillem Molla for AELC.
Translation: Julie Wark.
Photographs: ©Coia Valls, ©Xulio Ricardo Trigo, ©Antoni Martí.
Portal photograph: ©Coia Valls (Lletres review).