Others activities

Digital experience

– 2000-2004. Director of Lletra, Catalan literature site at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).

– Member of the Scientific Committee of the Joan Lluís Vives’ Virtual Library (since its constitution (2000) to September 2004.

– Member of the Advisory Board for the second edition (first online) of Qui és qui a les lletres catalanes [Who is Who in Catalan Literature] by the Institució de les Lletres Catalanes (http://cultura.gencat.es/ilc/qeq/index.asp).

– Member (with G. Bordons, I. Garcia and L. Murtra) of the coordinating committee of the site «Els entra-i-surts de Brossa», [Brossa’s coming and going] co-produced by the Fundació Joan Brossa, the University of Barcelona, the Open University of Catalonia and DiscoveryNet. Online since January 2003. Can be consulted at www.uoc.edu/lletra/especial/brossa/

– In charge of the digitalization of the exhibits on Joan Brossa («Joan Brossa o la revolta poètica», [Joan Brossa or the poetic revolt] with access in Catalan, Spanish and English atwww.uoc.edu/lletra/expo/joanbrossa/) and Josep Palau i Fabre («Josep Palau i Fabre, l’alquimista», [Josep Palau i Fabre, the alchemist] with access at www.uoc.edu/lletra/expo/palauifabre/), coproduced by the center KRTU and Lletra/UOC.

– Co-director (with Xavier Berenguer) of the CD-ROM Dotze sentits. Poesia catalana d’avui [Twelve Senses. Catalan Poetry today] (Barcelona: Universitat Pompeu Fabra-Edicions Proa-Diputació de Barcelona, 1996). Möbius Prize for the best Spanish multimedia production in art and culture (1996).

– Co-editor (with Oriol Izquierdo) of the cultural magazine in online support 1991 Revista magnètica.The first three numbers were distributed in floppy disk in 1992, 1993 and 1994. On the Internet,www.vilaweb.com/biblioteca/

Grants and awards

– 2016. “Beca Fulbright i del MINECO para a estancias de investigación en el estranjero de profesores” (ref. PRX16/00211).

– 2016. “Premi d’assaig Mancomunitat de la Ribera Alta 2016 por Cafarnaüm”.

– 2011.  “Premi Gabriel Ferrater de poesia 2011 por Una pedra sura“.

– 2010. “José Castillejo” postdoctoral grant for international mobility from Spain’s Ministerio de Educación (ref. JC2009-00162). For a semester research period at the Unit of Culture Research (University of Tel Aviv).

– 2005. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia Prize for best multimedia teaching materials to “Els entra-i-surts de Brossa” (Fundació Joan Brossa/UOC/DiscoveryNet).

–  2002. Lletra, recognized by the Art and Culture section of Yahoo! as the best 2002 ebpage in Catalan.
– 1999. Ferran Soldevila Prize of biographies and historic studies for Josep Carner: l’exili del mite (1945-1970).

– 1996. Möbius Prize for the best Spanish multimedia production in art and culture for the CD-RomDotze sentits. Poesia catalana d’avui.[Twelve Senses. Catalan Poetry today]

– 1996. Fundació Enciclopèdia Catalana Award for a project of literary creation (later to becomeSuomenlinna).

– 1988. Carles Riba Poetry Prize for Final de festa.


– 2010-… Member of “Comissió de Lectura Pública de Barcelona” [Barcelona Committee on Reading].

– 2008-… Member of the scientific committee of 1611. A journal of translation history.

– 2007-… Member of the editing board of “Acción Cultura” (books series on cultural affairs).

– 2006-… Member of the editing board of Visat (digital magazine on literature and translation edited by the Catalan PEN). At http://www.visat.cat/

– 2006-… Member of the editing board of Catalan Writing magazine.

– 2003-… Member of the editorial board of Digithum (The Humanities in the Digital Age). Athttp://www.uoc.edu/ojs/index.php/digithum/index

– 2000-2004. Member of the editing board for the books magazine Caràcters (València, Institut Interuniversitari de Filologia Valenciana).

– Member of the Association of Writers in Catalan Language (AELC), the Catalan Center of PEN Club (member of the board as well between 1995 and 2004), the Canadian Hispanists Association (ACH) and the North American Catalan Society (NACS).

– As a writer, he has been invited to international literary seminars and Festivals at Jerusalem (1995); Helsinki (1997); Trois-Rivières, Quebec (1999); Lahti, Finland (1999); Bled, Slovenia (2001); Sigulda, Latvia (2001); the Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara, Mexico (2004); the Frankfurt Book Fair (2007); Tallin, Estonia (2010), and Bratislava, Slovakia (2010).

– Frequent contributor in several media (Avui, El País, El Periódico, Catalunya Ràdio).