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Roig, Montserrat, 1946-1991

(Updated 05/01/2021)

Montserrat Roig i Fransitorra (Barcelona, 1946-1991). Writer and journalist. She graduated in Humanities at the University of Barcelona and taught Spanish at the University of Bristol. She was a successful author, committed to Catalan culture and feminism. Since a very young age she was politically active, she participated in student protests, in the Caputxinada, the lock-in of intellectuals at Montserrat and she was affiliated with the PSUC (Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia).

In the seventies she devoted herself professionally to literature. She wrote novels, stories, reports and newspaper articles. As a journalist she also made several programs for television interviews that she published later. She contributed to publications such as Serra d’orEl Periódico and Avui.

Her works include El temps de les cireres (1977), Els catalans als camps nazis (1977), L’òpera quotidiana (1982), L’agulla daurada (1985) and Digues que m’estimes encara que sigui mentida (1991).

Among other awards, she received the Premi Víctor Català (1970), the Premi Sant Jordi for novels (1976), the Premi Crítica Serra d’Or (1978) and the Premi Nacional de Literatura Catalana for essays (1986).


Who is who (Institució de les Lletres Catalanes)

Montserrat Roig Collection at the National Archive of Catalonia.

Montserrat Roig Special Collection at the Montserrat Roig Library of Sant Feliu de Llobregat.