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Jaume Vallcorba

Jaume Vallcorba Plana (Tarragona, 1949 - Barcelona, 2014), founder of the publishing houses Quaderns Crema (1979) and Acantilado (1999), was a permanent member of the Royal Academy of Doctors of Catalonia and a scholar of medieval aesthetics and literature. In 2002 the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs awarded him the National Prize for the Best Individual Contribution to Publishing, and in 2005 he received the Barcelona City Council Gold Medal for Cultural Merit. He also received the Grand Order of Merit for Cultural Contribution from the Republic of Poland. In 2010 he was presented with the Publishing Merit Award at the Guadalajara International Book Fair (Mexico), and in 2014 he received the Catalan National Prize for Culture.