Xavier Gual (Barcelona, 1973) holds a degree in Catalan Philology from Barcelona University and works as a journalist, scriptwriter and teacher. He has published the novels Els tripulants (El Mèdol, 2001, winner of the Ribera d’Ebre 2000 Narrative Prize); Ketchup (published by Columna, 2006); and the compilation of tales Delirium tremens (published by Proa, 2001, and winner of the Mercè Rodoreda 2000 Prize). In 2007, he released Estem en contra, which won the Pere Quart Award of Humour and Satire. In 2010 he wrote his first YA novel El gat que va perdre els bigotis (L'Abadía de Montserrat, 2010). In 2013, presents two new titles: another YA story, El mediador, and the novel Los fantasmas de Dalí.