Bartomeu Fiol

Poet and hotelier. He took a degree in Political Science at the University of Madrid. Influenced by authors such as Blai Bonet, Salvador Espriu or Bartomeu Rosselló-Pòrcel, he published Calaloscansen 1966. 

With Camp Rodó he won the Premi Ciutat de Palma Joan Alcover for poetry in 1969. Then came Contribució de bàrbars (1980), Calaportal de Cavorques (1985), Contribució de Verges (1990), Canalla contra Establishment (1995), La comunió dels sants o Els morts ho callam tot (1997) and Cave carmina, cape canes (1998), recognised by the Josep M. Llompart of the Premis Cavall Verd (1999). The critics consecrated him with Tot jo és una exageració (Quaranta-nou textos orals perifèrics), a prestige that increased with his following poems: Campos de marina y suburbiales: obra poética 1 (2000), Crónicas bárbaras: In 2004, he received the Carles Riba prize with Càbales del call.

The author published the first part of a diary in the volume Entre Cavorques i Albió (Moll, 2008), which won the Camilo José Cela prize, Ciutat de Palma 2008 and the Faula 2008 prize. He collaborated in the Diari de Baleares, which in 2005 published a compilation of his articles entitled Sobre la parenta pobra i altres escàndols (1996-1999). 
He was president of the Obra Cultura Balear between 1990 and 1992. Posthumously, the Universitat de les Illes Balears awarded him the Gold Medal. 

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