Joan-Daniel BEZSONOFF

Perpignan, 1963

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Joan-Daniel Bezsonoff (Perpignan, 1963) is a teacher of Catalan language in Perpignan and writes for several newspapers and magazines. Among his works, one should mention the novels La guerra dels cornuts (Empuries, 2004, winner of the Just M. Casero Award 2003 and the Mediterranée Prize 2004), Les Amnèsies de Déu (Empúries 2005, winner of the Salambó, Crexells and Maria Àngels Anglada awards), Els taxistes del Tsar(Empúries, 2007), La melancolia dels oficials (Empúries, 2011) and Matar De Gaulle(Empúries, 2014).
He has also published three autobiographical books: Una educació francesa (L’Avenç, 2009 – Lletra d´Or Award 2010), Les meues universitats (L’Avenç, 2012) and El fill del coronel (L´Avenç, 2017), that are being also published as an omnibus edition entitled Les set vides d’un gat rus (L’Avenç, 2019).

His latest published novel to date is the novel La ballarina de Berlín (Empúries, 2017).