I was born in Barcelona in 1970. But I have also lived in Albons (Girona), United States, India, Oaxaca and Mexico City. Mexico: a country that I call home. I´m a novelist, and I also write literature for children and youth, essay, humanistic research and journalism. My work has been made into films, theatre play and has been translated into many languages.
As a different way of looking at and understanding Literature, I teach literary thought and creation courses that I use to find practical strategies for peace building. I lead, coordinate and train volunteer projects against different types of violence, inequality and social exclusion, mostly through art, journalism and humanities.
In 2007 I found Colectivo FU, but I have also created other cultural projects such as Escuela Dinámica de Escritores with Mario Bellatin or Contra el bullying with Futbol Club Barcelona Foundation; I have thought other study paths; and I have been a university teacher.
I have talked about my work and this way of approaching it in a lot of places around the world, such as Harvard, UNAM, Columbia University, Saint Andrews, UNESCO, Amnesty International, the Auditorium of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina, the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, and the Palacio de la Moneda in Chile, among others.
Novels, essays, children’s literature, young adult literature, theater and cinema.
Research, opinion, criticism and analysis. Newspapers, radio and television.
Creation and literary thinking against violence.