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Pere Calders


Pere Calders (1912-1994) was a magnificent short-story writer and exceptional narrator from Barcelona.

He began his literary career in the thirties, but it was after the Spanish Civil War, during his exile in Mexico (1939-1962), that he wrote one of his most accomplished works: Cròniques de la veritat oculta(1955) (Chronicles of the Hidden Truth).

The novels L’ombra de l’atzavara (1964) and Ronda naval sota la boira (1966) confirmed his status as one of the great Catalan authors of the 20th Century.

Pere Calders