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Xavier Garcia: writer and journalist in Catalan language


NOTE: I am sorry to inform that this is the only page in English and that the rest of the web is in Catalan language only -Xavier’s mothertongue. But feel free to download “Xavier’s PRESS PACK”, in ENGLISH, in a practical PDF format.

Forty years is a long period of time, a period that allows oneself to do many things. As a journalist, and also as a writer, I have been able to deepen my knowledge on those things that I deem useful and important to better understand the people and customs of this ancestral territory: Catalonia.

>> Biographical note

Journalist, essayist and biographer. I was born in Vilanova i la Geltrú, south of Barcelona, in 1950.

Since the early 1970s I have dedicated my personal and professional efforts to the culture, history and natural heritage of Catalonia. I have written in most of the past and present media in Catalonia (Presència, Tele-Estel, Patufet, Recull, Oriflama, Canigó, Ajoblanco, El Ciervo, Historia Internacional, Artes Plásticas, Serra d’Or, L’Avenç, 2 Quarts de 10, La Nació, El Triangle, Diario de Barcelona, Mundo Diario, Tele/Expres, AVUI, El Correo Catalán, Nou Diari, El Punt) and I have been consultant for cultural TV programmes and documentaries.

For 15 years I was editor of the AVUI newspaper -note that until 1997, AVUI was the only major newspaper in Catalan language- and I have published so far more than forty books, including biographies, memoirs, essays and Catalan cultural chronicles. In 1994 I was awarded the prestigeous National Culture Award from the Generalitat de Catalunya (the autonomous regional government) for the first series of the book “Homenots del Sud”. Since 1996 I am a regular contributor to EL PUNT newspaper and, lately, I’ve also written for El Triangle, La Veu de l’Ebre i El Diari del Priorat i de la Ribera d’Ebre newspapers.

I have continuously been engaged in initiatives to make the Catalan public aware of environmental issues like nuclear energy, marine pollution and protecting biodiversity. As journalist, I have written dozens of articles and given conferences on matters related with the environmental situation in Catalonia. I have also written books on these questions.  I have worked with Greenpeace and other regional organisations coordinating several campaigns concerned with the defence of nature and the struggle against nuclear waste. I have also been a member of the Green Party and co-founder of organisations such as Una sola terra (“only one earth” sic) or the Association of Environmental Journalists of Catalonia (Col·lectiu USERDA).

>> Some of my books…

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Detailed information clicking the book titles «HERE» (in Catalan only).

>> Topics

  • Local history
  • Nature and ecology
  • Social Activism
  • Catalan history and culture
  • Analysis of demographic movements
  • Peasantry and rural areas

>> Contacting me…

Xavier Garcia
e: xaviergarciapujades@gmail.com
t: +34 659 557 783
I am based in Horta de Sant Joan (Catalonia, SPAIN).

Please write to Xavier at x.garcia@hotmail.com in FRENCH or in SPANISH. Alternatively, you can reach him in ENGLISH through his agent at enric@emasso.com. Thank you.

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