Juan Vico was born in Badalona, in 1975. He has written the novels El animal más triste (2019), Los bosques imantados (2016), El teatro de la luz (2013), Hobo (2012), the poetry books La balada de Molly Sinclair (2014); Still Life (2011), Víspera de ayer (2005) and the story book El Claustro Rojo (2014). He holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication and a Master's Degree in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature. He collaborates in numerous media and was editor in chief of the Quimera literary magazine (2013-2015). He is a teacher at the Ateneo Barcelonés School of Writing. He was awarded the Barcelona City Council-UNESCO 2018 Montserrat Roig Scholarship, the MonteLeón Foundation Novel Prize (2013) and the Arcipreste de Hita International Poetry Prize (2005).