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Kiko Amat

Novelist and columnist

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) and Revancha (2021), all with Anagrama. He is also the author of three books of non-fiction, Mil violines (2011) and Chap chap (2015) and Los enemigos; cómo sobrevivir al odio y aprovechar la enemistad (2022).

He co-directed the Primera Persona festival at the CCCB, co-scripts and co-hosts the Pop y Muerte (Radio Primavera Sound) podcast, and is part of the team behind the Finestres bookshop.

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Update: 16 November 2021

Contents

Kiko Amat i Miqui Otero

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Lucia Calvo

Publications

Has participated in

Primera Persona 2021

“Scars” special

Primera Persona Indoors

A day of live autobiography

Primera Persona 2019

Autobiographic Live Sessions: Tragicomic Monologues, Pop Music, Theatre and Narrative

Primera Persona 2018

Autobiographic live sessions: stand-up comedy, pop music, theatre and narrative

Primera Persona 2017

Autobiographic live sessions: pop music concerts, stand-up comedy, theatre and narrative

Primera Persona 2016

Autobiographic live sessions: pop music concerts, stand-up comedy, theatre and narrative

Primera Persona 2015

Autobiographic live sessions: pop music concerts, stand-up comedy, theatre and narrative

Primera Persona 2014

Autobiographic live sessions: pop music concerts, stand-up comedy, theatre and narrative

Primera Persona 2013

Autobiographic live sessions: pop music concerts, stand-up comedy, theatre and narrative

Primera Persona 2012

I’m My Own Hero