Avui (Catalan pronunciation: [əˈβuj], meaning "Today" in English) was a Catalan daily newspaper, based in Barcelona, in Spain. It was one of the city's newest papers, having been founded in 1976. The editorial line was Catalan nationalist.
|Owner(s)||Hermes Comunicacions (publisher of El Punt)|
|Founded||23 April 1976|
|Political alignment||Catalan nationalism, Catalan independentism, Centrism|
|Ceased publication||31 July 2011|
|Headquarters||Enric Granados 84, Barcelona|
|Circulation||41,216 (OJD, June 2005)|
Avui was first published on 23 April 1976, (Saint George's day, a symbolic holiday in Catalonia). It initially relied on the subscriptions of thousands of Catalans for financial support. It soon went into financial problems and changed ownership. A partnership of two publishers along with the Catalan regional government itself took over in order to avoid imminent bankruptcy. The Grupo Godó owned 40% of the paper, which had its headquarters in Barcelona.
The Catalan government subsidises with important amounts those Catalan newspapers with at least one Catalan language edition. In 2008 Avui was only second to El Punt in terms of circulation/funds granted, having received almost 1.5 million euros that amounted to 48.9 euros per newspaper sold.
Anton Abad Chavarria (born 1958 in Saidi, Baix Cinca) is a poet and the best known Catalan singer-songwriter in the Aragon region of Spain. His discography includes Avui és un dia com un altre (Today it is a day like any other, 1989), Lo ball de la polseguera (The dance of the dust cloud, 1991), Cap problema (Any problem, 1995) Soc de poble (I'm from a village, 2002) and A la corda fluixa (To the tightrope, 2004). Many of his poems can be found in the anthology Joglars de frontera (Minstrels of the border, 1997), edited by Màrio Sasot.Barcelona Metro line 10
Line 10 (Zona Franca ZAL - Gorg) is the name of one of the two branches of the Barcelona metro line 9, currently under construction and to be operated by TMB. Like Line 9 and Line 11, it will be an automatic train operation (i.e. driverless vehicle) metro line.Catalonia Today
Catalonia Today is a monthly English-language magazine and website with news of Catalonia. It has been linked from the outset with El Punt Avui group, with whom it shares content.David Castillo i Buïls
David Castillo i Buïls (Barcelona, 1961) is a Catalan poet, writer, and literary critic. He started out as a poet with counterculture and clandestine publications in the 1970s, although his first published work, a declaration of principles, was the biography of Bob Dylan in 1992. Three years earlier, he had been the anthologist of Ser del segle, which brought together leading voices of the generation of the 1980s. They were followed by a series of poems among them Game over, which won the premi Carles Riba. Then, he began a career as a writer with novels like El cel de l'infern and No miris enrere, that was well accepted both by critics and the general public. The first work has been awarded with the premi Crexells for the best Catalan novel of the year 1999. The second has been awarded the Premi Sant Jordi de novel·la of 2001. He has received three times the "Atlàntida awards for journalism" and he has also been awarded the Italian "Tratti Poetry Prize for the best foreign poet" for his anthology of poetry translated into Italian. He has been organizing various poetic cycles and he is founder and director of the Poetry Week in Barcelona since 1997.Moreover, from the very beginning of the new reviews created after the return of democracy in Spain, he has been publishing articles and literary criticisms. From 1989 he is editor of the cultural supplement of the newspaper Avui, in 2011 merged with El Punt forming El Punt Avui. He has been leading for eight years the magazine Lletra de canvi and he has also worked for five-year as a lecturer of Autonomous University of Barcelona. Together with the young poet Marc Sardà he has published the book Conversaciones con Pepín Bello, which has had a deep impact in criticism.East Central Guadalcanal constituency
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The Catalonian independence referendums of 2009–2010 have been carried out by civil society and the implications of public institutions for their organizations are persecuted by the Spanish State. But several city councils and comarcal councils have approved motions in favor of this referendum to be called a civil organization, supporting them in this way without violating the laws.Isabel-Clara Simó
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Marcela Topor (born 8 September 1976) is a Romanian journalist, and the wife of Spanish politician and journalist Carles Puigdemont, the ex President of Catalonia's Generalitat. She holds a degree in English philology from the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași. Topor first met her future husband at the International Festival of Amateur Theatre of Girona in 1996, in which she participated as an actress with the Ludic Theatre company. Two years later, they married.Topor is the editor of Catalonia Today, an English-language magazine and website based in Girona. She also hosts the television programme Catalan Connections, which features interviews in English with resident foreigners in Catalonia, broadcast on the El Punt Avui TV channel and posted to the Catalonia Today website.The couple has two daughters. Topor speaks Spanish, English, Romanian, and Catalan.Màrius Serra
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Serra has a degree in English philology, and in addition to his writing career, is a professor of English. In 2006 he won one of the most prestigious literary awards in Catalan, the Ramon Llull Prize, for his novel Farsa (Farce). Since 2013 he's a member of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (Institute of Catalan Studies)Though he had already been publishing since 1987, he first became famous with the publication of the novel Mon oncle (My uncle) in 1994. He was also the host of a television show about books, Alexandria on Channel 33 in Catalonia. Serra also was a frequent contributor to the former Barcelona daily newspaper Avui. Besides, he has participated with his crosswords ("Crucigramarius") in the weekend program of Radio Nacional de España "No es un día cualquiera" for years, and has another section called "Enigmarius" in Catalunya Radio.Oristà
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Ramon Solsona i Sancho (Barcelona, February 7, 1950) is a Catalan writer and publicist. He has a degree in Romance Philology and he is also a high school teacher on leave. Notable for his ironic style and numerous collaborations with print media (Avui, Diari de Barcelona, La Vanguardia) and radio (Catalunya Ràdio, RAC 1), he is a currently collaborator of a radio program (El Matí de Catalunya Ràdio with Mònica Terribas, section "Entre paraules").Sant Martí d'Albars
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Xavier Bosch i Sancho, publicly known as Xavier Bosch (Barcelona, July 21, 1967) is a Catalan writer and journalist.
He was the creator, together with Antoni Bassas of the humorous program Alguna pregunta més? at Catalunya Ràdio, for which he received an Ondas award. Specializing in sports journalism, he worked at La Vanguardia, TV3, RAC 1 and was director of the newspaper Avui from 2007 to 2008. In 2010 he has been one of the initiator of a new daily newspaper in Catalan language, Diari Ara. Regarding his career as a novelist, he has written a trilogy starred by journalist Dani Santana, which first book Se sabrà tot received a Sant Jordi Award in 2009. Second and third novels were Homes d'honor (2012) and Eufòria. His last novel Algú com tu (Someone like you) (2015), is winner of the Ramon Llull 2015 award.