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Montserrat Roig


Montserrat Roig was born in Barcelona in 1946. Her father was a writer and a lawyer. She studied dramatic at the Instituto Montserrat. She would later write a play, which was performed. She then studied philosophy and literature at the University of Barcelona. As this was in 1968, she became very much involved in left-wing politics. She started working for the Gran Enciclopedia Catalana and also started writing fiction, receiving a prize for her first collection of stories. She also started working as a journalist and went on to have a successful career as one. She wrote novels, stories, non-fiction and a play. She died in 1991 of breast cancer. Few of her works has been translated into English.

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1970 Molta roba i poc sabó… i tan neta que la volen (stories)
1972 Ramona, adéu! (Goodbye, Ramona) (novel)
1977 El temps de les cireres (The Time of Cherries) (novel)
1977 Els catalans als camps nazis (non-fiction)
1980 ¿Tiempo de mujer? (non-fiction)
1980 L’hora violeta (novel)
1985 L’agulla daurada (non-fiction)
1985 L’òpera quotidiana (novel)
1987 La veu melodiosa (novel)
1989 El cant de la joventut (The Song of Youth) (stories)
1990 L’autèntica història de Catalunya (non-fiction)
1991 Digues que m’estimes encara que sigui mentida (non-fiction)
1992 Un pensament de sal, un pessic de pebre : dietari obert (non-fiction)
1994 Última crónica : diario abierto 1990-1991 (diary)
1998 De com s’inicia l’educació sentimental de la mudeta Claret i altres contes (stories)
2001 La lluita contra l’oblit : escrits sobre la deportació (non-fiction)
2011 Diari d’uns anys (1975-1981) (diary)