Kiko Amat

(Sant Boi de Llobregat (Spain), 1971)
 CCCB, 2018. Author: Miquel Taverna.

Novelist and columnist. Co-director of the Primera Persona festival at the CCCB

Kiko Amat (1971) was born in Sant Boi de Llobregat, in the Barcelona periphery. His father was a rugby player and his mother was an ancillary at the local asylum. He left school at seventeen to become a mod, kleptomaniac, record seller, McDonald’s cashier, assembly line operator at Seat Martorell, campsite watchman, commercial postman and waiter at a big hotel. He has published the novels El día que me vaya no se lo diré a nadie (2003), Cosas que hacen BUM (2007), Rompepistas (2009), Eres el mejor, Cienfuegos (2012) and Antes del huracán (2018), all with Anagrama. He is also the author of two books of non-fiction, Mil violines (2011) and Chap chap (2015). He is a regular contributor to El País’s Babelia, El Periódico and the Cultura/s supplement of La Vanguardia, and, since 2011, has been co-director of the Primera Persona festival at the CCCB. He lives on Passeig de Sant Joan with his redheaded wife and two children, and an unfriendly hedgehog called Harold. He is currently finishing his sixth novel.
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