Music.  Barcelona,  25/11/2013
Catalan composer Benet Casablancas (Sabadell, 1956) was unanimously awarded the Premio Nacional de Música 2013 by the Ministry of Culture of Spain, for the maturity and diversity of genres of his work, and its great international outreach.
Literature.  USA,  21/11/2013
Translation Review dedicates a special issue to Catalan Literature and Translation, prepared and edited by Albert Lloret, who also wrote the introduction.
Music.  San Francisco, New York,  21/11/2013
Composer and bass player from Barcelona GIULIA VALLE, with GIULIA VALLE GROUP, will be performing in San Francisco and New York, this upcoming December.
Literature.  London,  21/11/2013
Bookanista presents author interviews, essays, new fiction, extracts, book news, diary pieces and blogs about the published word. This online monthly London-based magazine includes two short stories by authors Pere Calders and Eduard Màrquez in the current issue.
Culture.  Andorra,  19/11/2013
On Thursday November 14th, the Fundació Ramon Llull awarded, in Ordino (Andorra), its three prizes for people or institutions that have worked on the international dissemination of Catalan language and culture. The prize-winners are the British Catalan Studies scholar Max Wheeler, the Italian translator Stefania Ciminelli and the American Sato Moughalian, the artistic director of the Perspectives Ensemble.
Gastronomy.  New York,  13/11/2013
The Drawing Center will present Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity, January 25 – February 28, 2014, the first major museum exhibition to focus on the visualization and drawing practices of master chef Ferran Adrià. The exhibition will emphasize the role of drawing in Adrià’s quest to understand creativity. His complex body of work positions the medium as both a philosophical tool—used to organize and convey knowledge, meaning, and signification-—as well as a physical object—used to synthesize over twenty years of innovation in the kitchen. MOCA Cleveland will host the exhibition September 26, 2014 through January 18, 2015.
Literature.  Europe,  05/11/2013
Schwob is about promoting translated literature. In every language, in every country there are beautiful books we don’t know about, and Schwob is aiming to make these books visible to publishers and readers.
Literature.  USA,  04/11/2013
Dalkey Archive Press newly released the novel Waltz, written by Catalan writer, Francesc Trabal, and recently translated by Martha Tennent. The book was first published in 1936 and was noted to be one of the most innovative and important Catalan novels. It was recently reviewed in the Wall Street Journal.
Music.  Detroit,  23/10/2013
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra presents North American Premiere of Ferran Cruixent's "Cyborg" for Orchestra on November 7, 2013. Another performance will take place on the next day, November 8, at 8:00 PM.
Literature.  New York,  01/10/2013
“The spark of magical realism enlivens Punti’s debut novel about four abandoned sons—Christof, Christopher, Christophe, and Cristòfol. Punti’s expansive story, written from each son’s point of view and, interestingly, from their joint perspective … takes time for forays into the colorful lives of minor characters … they impart narrative richness.”

—Publishers Weekly

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The IRL forms part of the Fundació Ramon Llull, which was established by the Government of Andorra, the Ramon Llull Institute, General Council of the Eastern Pyrenees, the city of Alghero, and the group of Valencian Cities, and has its central offices in Andorra.