Maria Carme Roca
Maria Carme Roca (Barcelona, 1955), historian and philologist, professionally engaged in writing since 1977. With more than fifty published books, her work is aimed at children, teenagers and adults as well. In the course of her career she has won several literary awards like Lola Anglada for the fairytale Where the fear lies (2002), a honorable mention for the White Raven prize for the youthful novel The maker of lies (2004), the Nèstor Luján for the historical novel Palace intrigues (2006), the Bancaixa (Who is in the picture?, 2009) or the Joaquim Ruyra prize with another youthful novel (Katalepsis, 2012). In 2016 she won the Internet readers prize “Island of Books” for her novel Ready for release and Barcanova’s Youth Literature Prize with “Selfies at the cemetery”, published in March 2017.
Currently, in addition to writing, she is part of “Letters to the classroom” by the Institution of Catalan Letters and attends to schools participating in readers forums. She gives lectures at libraries, schools and cultural associations. She is the spokesperson at the lecture club in the Joan Coromines library (El Masnou). She’s been member of the jury of several literary prizes and is member of the Association of Writers in Catalan. Collaborates and participates in various publications, and participates in some tours about her historical novels.
During a family celebration, Diana finds out that her mother, Cinta, is not the person who see...