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Quim Monzó was born in Barcelona in 1952.
He has been awarded the National Award for fiction; the Catalan Literary Lifetime Achievement Award; the City of Barcelona Award for fiction; the Prudenci Bertrana Award for fiction; the El Temps Award for best novel; the Lletra d'Or Prize; the Catalan Writers' Award; the Maria Àngels Anglada; the Trajectòria; he has also been awarded Serra d'Or magazine's prestigious Critics' Award, four times.
In 2007 he wrote and read the opening speech at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Monzó designed a lecture written as if it was a short story. It differed completely from traditional speeches. (Congress Center Messe Frankfurt, October 9 2007: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT-HTkUwO-M | www.vilaweb.cat/media/attach/vwedts/docs/discursinaugural.pdf ).
Together with Cuca Canals, he wrote the dialogues for Bigas Luna's movie Jamón, jamón. He has also written the musical satire El tango de Don Joan, with Jérôme Savary.
He is a regular contributor to the La Vanguardia newspaper.
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