I write for a living.
I was born in 1967 in Vilanova i la Geltrú, 30 miles south of Barcelona.
In 1979, while still a schoolboy, I started writing in my town’s local newspaper. Later on, I graduated in Journalism at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Nowadays I work as a columnist and leader writer for La Vanguardia daily newspaper in Barcelona and for the magazines Esguard and Serra d’Or. I also contribute to debates on radio station RAC1 and on television channels 8TV and TV3.
I combine my work as a journalist with lecturing Journalism at the Blanquerna School of Communication, part of the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona.
During my career I have worked as a political correspondent, chief commentator and columnist for Avui newspaper and as a feature writer for El Observador and El Mundo de Cataluña. For two years, I was also editor of the monthly magazine Cultura, published by the Department of Culture of the Generalitat, the Catalan government. Since 1989, I have been following the ups-and-downs of Catalan and Spanish politics and those of their main figures.
I have won several awards for my journalism, including Catalonia’s National Journalism Award and the awards Recull, Serra i Moret, and Ibàñez Escofet, amongst others.
I have also published several books, amongst them Entre la mentida i l’oblit. El laberint de la memòria col.lectiva / Entre la mentira y el olvido. El laberinto de la memoria colectiva (“Between the lie and forgetfulness. The maze of collective memory” 2012), Els assassins de Franco (“Franco’s Assassins”, 2005), Ara sí que toca! Jordi Pujol, el pujolisme i els successors (“Now is the Time! Jordi Pujol, ‘Pujolism’ and its Successors”, 2003), Una política sense país (“Politics without a Country”, 2005), Per què no engeguem la política? (“Why Don’t We Give Up Politics?”, 1999) and Què pensa Pasqual Maragall (“What Does Pasqual Maragall Think?”, 1998). I have also contributed to several collective works on sociology, politics, history and literature.