Prolific author and noted political activist Eduard Fornes is best known for writing, editing and publishing 20 books about Salvador Dalí. Born in Barcelona in 1940, Fornes grew up as the eldest of three children. He began his career in 1968 when he took a position publishing books and articles as an editorial coordinator for Nova Terra.
In 1975, Fornes was appointed as general secretary of the Christian Democratic Party. After the fall of the dictatorship in 1977, his efforts contributed to the first-ever democratic election campaigns in Spain. That same year, Fornes and Dalí began working together on numerous publishing endeavors. In 1982, Dalí personally asked Fornes to assist him to elevate his own writing career. Together, Fornes and Dalí published “Dalí and His Books,” Dalí credited as the illustrator and Fornes as the author along with Jordi Oliveras.
Fornes’ 20 Dalí books have been translated into numerous languages including Japanese, Spanish, German, Italian, French, English and Catalan. In 1979, Fornes founded his own publishing company called L’Editorial Mediteranea. Through the company, Fornes published “The Little Story of Salvador Dalí,” which has sold over one million copies in 10 different languages. The prolific Dalí author had a personal relationship with the Surrealist artist until Dalí’s death in 1989.