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Joan Fuster Ortells

Spanish writer

1922   -   1992 or 1991

movement: existentialism, humanism, Valencian nationalism, Pan-Catalanism
genre: essay, poetry
country of citizenship: Spain
native language: Spanish, Valencian
language of expression: Catalan, Spanish
educated at: University of Valencia
occupation: journalist, writer, essayist, professor, linguistic rights activist
award received: Premi d'Honor de les Lletres Catalanes, Gold Letter, Serra d'Or Critics Award, honorary doctor of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Gold Medal of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Prize of Honor Lluís Carulla, Valencian of the year award
position held: president de l'Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana, president d'Acció Cultural del País Valencià
www.espaijoanfuster.org

Joan Fuster i Ortells (Valencian pronunciation: [ʒuˈam fusˈteɾ j oɾˈteʎs]; 23 November 1922 – 21 June 1992) was an influential Spanish writer. He is considered a major writer in Valencian-Catalan language, and his work contributed to reinvigorate left-wing, pro-Catalan nationalism in Valencia during the Spanish transition to democracy. In his influential political essay Nosaltres, els valencians (1962) he coined the term Països Catalans (Catalan Countries) to refer to the Catalan-speaking territories, for which he claimed independent statehood from Spain.
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