Joan Margarit, born in Catalonia in 1938, writes poetry in Catalan and Spanish. He is an architect of structural engineering and was professor at the Barcelona School of Architecture until his retirement. He has been awarded a number of accolades in the area of Catalan literature, including most recently the Jaume Fuster Award from the Associació d’Escriptors en Llengua Catalana in 2016. He was awarded Spain’s National Prize for Poetry in 2008 and has twice won the country’s National Critics Award. His first collection in English, Tugs in the Fog (translated by Anna Crowe), was a Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation.
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