Guillem Colom-Montero, author of Quim Monzó and Contemporary Catalan Culture (1975–2018): Cultural Normalization, Postmodernism and National Politics, was born in Majorca. Like the other Balearic islands, Majorca is mostly Catalan-speaking, so Quim Monzó has quite a high profile there. Guillem's far from the only writer associated with the island: Robert Graves lived on it, as did Camilo José Cela, and no end of canonical figures have visited and written poems or short stories under the spell of it. Georges Sand, Agatha Christie, Jorge Luis Borges, etc. It's also where Chopin wrote part of the Préludes, unexpectedly.

Majorca's leading newspaper, Ultima Hora, recently gave a page in its cultural section to Guillem — El mallorquín, profesor en Glasgow. Here it is:

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