Carles Torner |  LITERATURE

Carles Torner (Barcelona, 1963) is a Catalan poet and writer. He has published seven volumes of poetry, among them Life afterwards (1998, National Critics Award), Europe’s bride (2008) and Twenty-seven Christmas and a king (2019). English translations of his poetry appeared in Six Catalan Poets (Arc Publications, 2013). He has written several essays, among them Shoah, a pedagogy of memory (2002) and The Indigenous converted me (together with the bishop of Chiapas Samuel Ruiz). He has participated in missions for writers in prison in Peru, Venezuela, Kazakhstan and Turkey and has been Executive Director of PEN International from 2014 to 2021. He teaches at Pompeu Fabra University. He was president of the International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS-Pax Romana) from 1986 to 1991 and has written essays (and a novel) about the Book of Ruth as well as about the influence of the bible in Catalan poets.

Carles Torner will be teaching in:

– Master’s Modules: PRAYER | MEANING