Jaume Cabré (Barcelona, 1947), is a Catalan novelist, screenwriter and philologist. He graduated in Catalan philology from the University of Barcelona. He is now a Professor at the University of Leida and a member of the institute of Catalan studies. Cabré is considered to be one of the most important authors of contemporary Catalan literature, he has published ten novels, six short-story collections and numerous scripts. His international breakthrough came in 2004 with the publication of the monumental novel “The voices of pamano”, which was translated into fifteen languages. During his career Cabré won more than twenty Catalan and international literary awards.