Name Josep Lainez
|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.