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Jordi PUNTi


Manlleu (Barcelona), 1967

© Stefanie Kremser

Jordi Puntí is a writer, translator and a regular contributor to the Spanish & Catalan press. In 1998 he published his first book of short stories, Pell d’armadillo (Proa, 1998) which won the Critics’ Prize Serra d’Or and was published in Spanish by Salamandra (2001). Four years after this celebrated first collection, Jordi Puntí confirmed his literary maturity with Animals tristos (Empúries, 2002), published in 7 languages and  turned into a film twice.

His first novel Maletes perdudes (Empúries, 2010; Salamandra, 2010), published in 16 languages, has won several awards and is a huge bestseller. His latest title is a collection of articles, Els castellans (L’Avenç, 2011; Xordica, 2013).

Jordi Punti is one of the recipients of the New York Public Library Fellowship 2014-2015.

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