Joan Lluís Marfany i Garcia vas born in Barcelona in 1943. Literary historian, critic and professor.
Graduated in Romance Philology at the Universitat de Barcelona, he was professor in Hispanic Studies at the Universitat of Liverpool (1972-2008). Disciple of Joaquim Molas, has written some anthologies of Catalan literature and editions of Catalan authors such as Joan Maragall or Carles Riba. His most famous work is Aspectes del Modernisme. He contributes on various journals and is very interested in Catalan nationalism and identity.