Ponç Pons Biography

Ponç Pons (born in 1956 in Alayor, Minorca) was a precocious reader from a very early age. At present, he teaches at a high school in Minorca.

With a great knowledge of French, Portuguese and Italian literature, and after writing articles and papers on literary criticism for a number of newspapers and reviews in the Balearic Islands, he started to publish works in prose – short stories, novels and children’s books – and poetry. In 1995, he has published among others the collections: Where the Track Ends, winner of the Joan Alcover City of Palma Prize, Stigma, which was awarded the Jocs Florals [literary competition] of Barcelona Prize and the Josep Maria Llompart Critics’ Prize, Brine for which he received the Carles Riba Prize, and Nura, for which he received the Viola d'Or Prize, Serra d'Or Critic's Prize and the National Critic's Prize.