THE DISSEMINATION OF LITERATURE, OUR RAISON D’ÊTRE
The main goal of Catalunya Literària Fundació Privada is to divulge works of literature which contribute to establish the knowledge of realities that could trigger social evolution throughout the scope of human life; whether it is in the cultural, educational or anthropological realms and, as an extension of the same in all biological fields. In short, we wish to foster the knowledge of realities which are critical for social evolution in all fields of human life through literature.
“To foster, through literature, the knowledge of realities which are critical for social evolution in all fields of human life”
THE ESSAY, OUR LITERARY GENRE
Catalunya Literaria Fundació Privada would like to support the essay as a genre in order that it plays a major role among those readers who have certain scientific, sociological, political or biological inclinations. We wish to stimulate the literary production of essays so they become, as accurately as possible, a clarifying complement for the concepts developed in general literature and, simultaneously, to promote the writing of further literature based on history and philosophy, fostering the development of knowledge. In this sense we believe that the surplus of fiction literature, which strives to get the wider group of readers into the habit of thinking, reflecting and engaging in imaginative simbology, must be compensated for.
Given our aim to support the publishing of essays, Catalunya Literària Fundació Privada recently incorporated a new format: the documentary essay. We believe that among the surplus of film genres which currently populate our screens there is a lack of depth, analysis and research, all of which can be supplied by the essay in all fields of human life, given this genre’s intrinsic characteristics.
“Through essays we can enhance history and thought and we can promote the development of knowledge”
CATALUNYA LITERÀRIA FUNDACIÓ PRIVADA AWARDS
The system that we have chosen as the best to support and divulge essays as a genre is to grant awards for written essays and, more recently, documentary essays. The award has an allowance of 200.000 euros, an amount provided equally by Catalunya Literària Fundació Privada and Fondazione Etruria, an Italian institution, with which an agreement has been reached to award, in every call for entries, the one single work. This agreement ensures that, apart from the issues that the writers may wish to publish (the rights of which belong exclusively to them), our institution reserves the right to offer the reading or viewing in this website of all the awarded works free of charge.
Catalunya Literària Fundació Privada also reserves the right to publish the awarded work both in commercial publications and non-commercial publications, for its free distribution, and by contract with renowned publishers, in all formats.
“The aim of the awards for essays granted by the institution is to foster and promote the genre”
CATALUNYA LITERÀRIA FUNDACIÓ PRIVADA IS AN INDEPENDENT INSTITUTION
Catalunya Literària Fundació Privada is an independent institution
The institution is completely independent from any religious or political tendency. In order that it maintains such independence it doesn’t benefit from subsidies, whether they be public or private. The intention of Catalunya Literaria Fundació Privada is to collaborate with other institutions which share our views in order to attain better results for a common goal.
“In order to maintain religious and political independence we do not apply for subsidies, whether they are public or private”
The purpose of this website is to facilitate the reading of the awarded essays for a personal use, given that any print or copy for the benefit of third parties must always be authorised first by the corresponding authors.
“This website was created in order to facilitate the dissemination of the awarded works”