Institut Ramon LLull

Joan de Sola, new Literature Director of the Institut Ramon Llull

Literature.  BARCELONA, 22/10/2021

The Board of Directors of the Institut Ramon Llull, held today, Friday 22 October, has appointed Joan de Sola as the new director of the Literature Area of the Institut Ramon Llull. He replaces Izaskun Arretxe, who a few weeks ago was appointed director of the Institució de les Lletres Catalanes.




Joan de Sola (Barcelona, 1975) studied Philosophy and Literary Theory in Barcelona, Berlin and Paris. He works as a freelance translator and editor since 2002. He specialises in translation of literature, criticism and essays on modern and contemporary art. He has been a teaching fellow at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and is currently working on his PhD about the concepts of criticism and translation in Goethe and Schiller. He has translated to Catalan and Spanish works by Goethe, Marcel Proust, Jacques Rivière, Robert Walser, Samuel Beckett, Bertolt Brecht, Malcolm Lowry, Gabriel Josipovici, Jean Paul Richter, Rainer Maria Rilke and Marianne Fritz, among many others. He has been awarded various distinctions and prizes, among them the Premio Ángel Crespo (2018) for his version of the Correspondence between Proust and Rivière. In 2018 and 2019 he received an «Übersetzungsprämie» from Austrian Federal Chancellery for his translations of Rilke and Marianne Fritz

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