PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Alan Yates, born in Northampton in 1944, is Emeritus Professor of Catalan at Sheffield University where he worked for 30 years, after graduation (1966) and then a Ph.D. (1971) from Cambridge. His teaching and research straddled the fields of the language and the modern literature of the Catalan-speaking lands. He has published several books and numerous articles in these fields, now keeping a foot in both by devoting himself to literary translation. The rest of his time (when not spent with grandchildren or pottering in the Peak District) is devoted to mountaineering and nostalgic fell-running.