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Josep Carles Laínez

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Occupation  Writer
Name  Josep Lainez

Role  Writer
Books  Shipwreck
Literary movement  Asturian language literature, Aragonese language literature

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Josep Carles Laínez (born 1970) is a Spanish writer who lives between Valencia, Spain and Encamp, Andorra. A graduate of the University of Valencia in Catalan and Spanish Philology and Audio-visual Communication, his main interest is in European minority languages, and he has published original books and/or articles in Catalan, English, Spanish, Occitan, Aragonese and Asturian. He is currently the Editor-in-chief of the literary-philosophical quarterly journal Debats.


In his book of poetry Música junto al río (Music by the River, 2001), he uses a dialectal Valencian-Aragonese from the region of his parents. His book La piedra ente la ñeve (The Stone in the Snow, 2010) is notable as the first Latter-day Saint-related book published in Asturian and the first to use the Deseret alphabet for a language other than English. He has also published a translation of aphorisms from the Asturian into the Spanish language (Ene marginalia, 2003).

Laínez is a columnist for the Andorran newspaper El Periòdic d'Andorra, and has been a visiting professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, University of Puerto Rico, Hofstra University of New York and Komazawa University of Tokyo.

In Spanish


  • Exotica martyria, Valencia: Ojuebuey, 1991
  • Música junto al río, Valencia: Llambert Palmart, 2001. ISBN 84-931682-2-X
  • Fiction

  • Alma, Valencia: Ediciones de la Mirada, 1998. ISBN 84-922869-4-6
  • Una noche más, Valencia: Llambert Palmart, 2002. ISBN 84-932752-6-3
  • Non-Fiction

  • La tumba de Leónidas, Barcelona: Áltera, 2006. ISBN 84-89779-91-0
  • Aquí la noche tiene el nombre de Valeria, Valencia: Institució Alfons el Magnànim, 2007. ISBN 978-84-7822-497-5
  • In Catalan


  • Dionysiaka, Alzira: Germania, 1995
  • Anxia, Alzira: Bromera, 2001
  • Drama

  • Berlín, Valencia: Llambert Palmart, 2001. ISBN 84-931682-4-6
  • In Asturian


  • La piedra ente la ñeve, Uviéu: Trabe, 2010. ISBN 978-84-8053-559-5
  • Drama

  • Elsa metálico, Uviéu: Academia Llingua Asturiana, 1998. ISBN 84-8168-149-0
  • Thule, Uviéu: Academia Llingua Asturiana, 2010. ISBN 84-8168-493-7
  • In Aragonese


  • En o gudrón espigol xuto, Teruel: Sur Edizions, 1991.
  • Aire de liloileras: (peruigilium veneris), Uesca: Consello d'a Fabla Aragonesa, 1992. ISBN 84-86036-40-2
  • A besita de l'ánchel, Uesca: Consello d'a Fabla Aragonesa, 1994. ISBN 84-86036-50-X
  • Bel diya, Uesca: Consello d'a Fabla Aragonesa, 1998. ISBN 84-86036-72-0
  • References

    Josep Carles Laínez Wikipedia