The Best Catalan Writers: Quim Monzo

Quim Monzo (Barcelona, 1952) is an irreverent Catalan writer, well-known for its witty irony and curious mindset.

Quim Monzo: Probably The Best Modern Catalan Writer

Quim Monzo started writing at age 14 or 15, when he composed a kafkaesque short story named “The Suicide” – which the author did not manage to preserve.

His career encompasses graphic design, TV collaborations, narrative, translation, and journalistic work.

His body of work is mostly composed of short stories and short novellas, dancing between pop culture, existential angst and humbling moralisms.

Quim Monzo: His Work

His literary contribution is

Most of his work has been published in multiple languages, find below a selection of the best work in English:

Quim Monzo: A Thousand Morons

Collection of short stories, sketches, many of which battle with mundane concepts such as love, death, guilt, etc.

Quim Monzo: Guadalajara

Brief collection of fourteen short stories that usually surprise the reader with kafkaesque influences and refreshing voice.

Quim Monzo: Gasoline

In Gasoline, Quim Monzo put forward a somewhat funny novel that deals with creativity and the success/failure, which playing with the concepts of existential fears and societal fame.

Quim Monzo: The Enormity Of The Tragedy

Semi obscene short novel on one of the main topics of manly insecurity: a powerful erection. Or in other words: ‘be careful what you wish for’!

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