Vicent Usó i Mezquita (Vila-real, 1963) has worked as a journalist and scriptwriter but he is happiest as a storyteller.
Among the novels he has published are La mirada de Nicodemus (The Gaze of Nicodemus), La taverna del Cau de la Lluna (Moon Lair Tavern), L’herència del vent del sud (The South Wind’s Legacy), Crònica de la devastació (Chronicle of the Devastation) and Les ales enceses (Burning Wings). He has been awarded a number of literary prizes including the 2001 Fiter i Rossell Prize in the Principality of Andorra and the Andròmina Prize for Narrative (one of the October Prizes) and he was a finalist for the 2004 Sant Jordi Prize for the Novel. His works have also been awarded the Valencian Writers' Critics' Prize and the Critics' Prize of the Institut Interuniversitari de Filologia Valenciana (Inter-university Institute of Valencian Philology). In 2015 he was awarded the Valencia Prize for narrative for Les veus i la boira and the Vila de Catarroja Benvingut Oliver Prize for young readers narrative for La retratista d'ànimes.
He is a member of AELC (Association of Catalan Language Writers).
Web page: Carme Ros for AELC.
Documentation and Photograph: Author's personal files.