About me and stuff


My name is Edgar Cantero, and I hate writing my bio.

This is what you need to know:  I was born in Barcelona in 1981.  I can draw comics and write—except for my bio.  I was trained in the battlefields of literary contests in Catalonia, but in my mind the highbrow Catalan cultural tradition was soon outinfluenced by my lifelong exposure to Hollywood blockbusters, videogames, and mass-market paperbacks.  My debut novel, Dormir amb Winona Ryder  (“Sleeping with Winona Ryder”, 2007) won the prestigious Joan Crexells award; the second one, the punk dystopian thriller Vallvi (2011), got me sizeably fewer honors and many more confused stares.

In 2014 I switched from Catalan to English and published the paranormal mystery epistolar The Supernatural Enhancements.  I co-translated it to Spanish as well.  Presently I work for the satirical magazine El Jueves, and I am still creating material in three languages, ranging from short stories to screenplays.  My goal is to do very well-written popcorn fiction.

My next book will be Meddling Kids, coming in July 2017.

You can contact me on Twitter, Tumblr, or e-mail.