Manuel Forcano 
Author

Poems

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CATACLISME catalan

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DE NIT FEIA UN SOL NEGRE catalan

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DÓNA’M ELS TEUS ULLS catalan

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GUERRA I PAU catalan

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HI HA AMORS catalan

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LA CAIXA NEGRA catalan

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NOU MÓN catalan

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SI EL RELLOTGE DE SORRA ES TRENCA catalan

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Manuel Forcano 
Author

photo © institut ramon llull
* 02.08.1968, Barcelona, Spain
lives in: Barcelona, Spain

Manuel Forcano was born in Barcelona in 1968. He has a PhD in Semitic Languages from the University of Barcelona. Forcano has lectured Hebrew and Aramaic at the University of Barcelona. He has translated from Hebrew to Catalan the work of various modern Israeli poets such as Pinchas Sadeh, Ronni Someck and Yehuda Amichai, as well as the novel El mateix mar (The Same Sea, 2002) by Amos Oz. He has also translated Els viatges d’Ibn Battuta (Ibn Battuta’s Voyages, 2005) from Arabic to Catalan, in conjunction with Margarida Castells. Furthermore, Forcano has published some books of historical and literary essays: A fil d’espasa: Les croades vistes pels jueus (The Sword’s Edge: The Crusades Through Jewish Eyes, 2007) and Els jueus Catalans (The history of Catalan Jews, 2014).

 photo © institut ramon llull
Forcano’s own works of poetry include nine published books, noteworthy among which are Com un persa (Like a Persian, 2001), winner of the 2002 Tivoli European Prize for best European poet under 36 years of age, El tren de Bagdad (Baghdad Train, 2004) and Llei d’estrangeria (Immigration Law, 2008). Forcano has worked as a documentary maker with the musician Jordi Savall at the International Foundation Centre for Early Music and since 2016 is the director of the Institut Ramon Llull.

Publications
  • D’un record a l’altre

    Barcelona: La Magrana, 1993

  • Les mans descalces

    Barcelona: Columna, 1993

  • De nit

    Palma: Moll, 1999

  • Corint

    Barcelona: Proa, 2000

  • Com un persa

    València: Tàndem, 2001

  • El tren de Bagdad

    Barcelona: Proa, 2004

  • Llei d'estrangeria

    Barcelona: Proa, 2008

  • Ciència exacta

    Barcelona: Proa, 2015

  • Estàtues sense cap

    Barcelona: Proa, 2013

Awards
  • 2002 Tivoli European Prize for best European poet under 36 years of age

  • 2003 Premi Carles Riba

  • 2014 Premi Miquel de Palol de poesia

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