The novelist, theatrical author and translator Ramon Folch i Camarasa has died this Thursday at the age of 92, as reported by the Institució de les Lletres Catalanas in a message on his Twitter account.
Son of the writer Josep Maria Folch i Torres, he studied law, but devoted his life to the publishing world, with an important task as a translator to Catalan, with a dedication of up to 200 titles.
From 1973 to 1986 he worked in Geneva (Switzerland) as a translator of the United Nations Organization, and began as a writer with the anthology of poems L'aigua negra, although most of his work was novelistic.
Among the titles he published are The rope (1957), The great germà meu (1958), The naufrag feliç (1959), L'alegre festa (1965), The visit (1965), L'estiu més bonic (1967), Fi of setmana damunt l'herba (1967), He does not (1967), Tota aquesta gent (1967), Les meves nits en blanc (1972), Hall of miralls (1982), Strictly confidential (1983) and Testa de vell en bronze (1998).
Mor als 92 anys l'escriptor i translator Ramon Folch i Camarasa. That the terra et sigui lleu.
– Lletres catalanes (@lletres) January 3, 2019
He also published the narrations The waiting room (1961), Take one thing (1973), Quan terror tricks the portal (1977) and Manual of perfecte mediocre scriptor (1991).
Folch also published juvenile theater, of customs and humor, with works such as A vailet between two reis (1951), That little thing (1954) and Dues hores (1958), as well as the paternal biography Bon day, stop (1968), and the series of children's comics based on the character of Massagran.