A few of Crims.cats authors
Below is a list of authors and at the bottom of the page some books from the catalogue for which rights are available. This list is not complete, of course, as it is still being compiled.
Authors supported by the Ramón Llull Institute, Translation Grants
Mariló Àlvarez Sanchis (Picassent, 1987) has a degree in Journalism, editor and writer. She has cultivated above all genre young people’s literature, especially science fiction and fantasy.
In 2018 she published her first novel, La primera onada (First Wave, Edicions Bromera, translated into Spanish as La primera oleada, Algar, 2021), as well as her first collection of science fiction short stories, Relats d’un futur imperfecte (Stories of an Imperfect Future, Edelvives – Baula).
In 2020 she was awarded the Valencia Nova Prize for Narrative for La taxidermista d’emocions (The taxidermist of emotions, Edicions Bromera), a realistic crossover novel between adult literature and young people’s literature.
In addition, she has also published several stories and illustrations in magazines, newspapers and cultural supplements, such as Doodles or Arts.
Lluís Llort (1966) signed the novels only as Llort. Since February 1986 he has worked for the newspaper Avui, currently El Punt Avui. He has published hundreds of articles, many of them information, but most of them opinion, creation or criticism; the last fifteen years in the Culture supplement.
Since 1999, he has published ten novels and thirteen children’s titles, participated in eight collective books of narratives and written some twenty scripts for television comedy series. HIs last title published by Crims.cat is Temps mort (Time out).
GREAT MASTER OF BLACK NOVEL
Pepe Carvalho Prize from the BCNegra Festival (Barcelona, 2011)
Dashiell Hammett Prize of the Semana negra de Gijón (three times winner)
Deutsche Krimi Prize (Germany, 1993)
National Prize for Children’s Literature (1987)
and about TWENTY other awards
Andreu Martín is one of the great masters of the Spanish Black Novel. Accomplice of Manuel Vázquez Montalbán and Francisco González Ledesma, he is now the last living Barcelona author of this generation who introduced the Spanish criminal and detective novel to France in the 1980s and 1990s, particularly through his novels published in the Série Noire (Gallimard). His work includes both adult novels (more than fifty) and novels for young people, including the Flanagan series published by Gallimard jeunesse, written in collaboration with Jaume Ribera. Very active (he has published several novels in the last five years) he is also a screenwriter of films, comics and playwrights. It has been awarded the highest prizes for noir fiction and children’s literature and is translated into several languages including French, German, Italian and Dutch. His latest novel, You’re going to say I’m crazy, has been published in 2021 by Alrevés. His last novel has been released in february 2023.
FOREIGN RIGHTS SOLD
Audiobooks : 30 TITLES, Audible for serie Flanagan and several polar titles in catalan and spanish; Storytel (El haren del Tibidabo, Todos lo recordarán, La favorita del harén), 80 TITLES, Saga Egmont Group.
Works translated in France :
Société noire (Asphalte, 2016), Bien sous tous rapports (série noire Gallimard, 2005), Un de ces jours (Caribéiennes, 2004), L’homme au rasoir (série noire Gallimard, 2001), Le Poulpe : Vainqueurs et cons vaincus (1999, Librio 2001), , Barcelona connection (série noire Gallimard, 1998), Jésus aux enfers (série noire Gallimard, 1996), Un homme peut en cacher un autre (Seuil, 1995), Prothèse (série noire Gallimard, 1994), Pour l’amour de l’art (1988, série noire Gallimard 1994). Série Flanagan : 5 titles (Hachette and Gallimard, 2 youth titles (Gallimard and Flammarion).
Other translations : German (Beltz und Gelberg, CBT, Europa Verlag), Nederland (Uitgeverij Signature), Italian (Mondadori-Junior), Arabic (Al Arabi, Egypt), Serbian (Magnus)
Available : PDFs in English (one Flanagan), French; ebooks in Italian, German.
A few books from Crims.cat
All authors and books can be found in Crims.cat