Jordi Nopca is a Catalan journalist, writer and translator, and the current editor of Ara newspaper, including its literary supplement – Llegim. Born in Barcelona in 1983, Nopca studied Journalism and Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature. Since 2006 he has published articles for Mondosonoro, Benzina, Sortim, Què fem?, Go Mag and Time Out Barcelona. In 2012 he published his first novel, El talent. In 2013, he received the II Memorial Pere Rodeja award, granted by the Gremi de Llibreters. In 2014, he received the Premi Documenta for his first collection of stories – Puja a casa (Come Home), published the same year.
Jaume Cabré (Barcelona, 1947) is a Catalan novelist, screenwriter, and philologist. He graduated in Catalan philology from the University of Barcelona. He is now a Professor at the University of Leida and a member of the institute of Catalan studies. Cabré is considered to be one of the most important authors of contemporary Catalan literature, and has published ten novels, six collections of short stories, and numerous scripts. Cabré won international acclaim in 2004, with the publication of his monumental novel, The Voices of Pamano, which was translated into fifteen languages. Cabré has won more than twenty Catalan and international literary awards.