Víctor Aldea was born in Barcelona but he has lived in Mexico, Germany and the United States, in a Southern capital city close to New Orleans. He also spends long stretches of time with his head in the clouds.
He published his very first short story at fourteen, although he had started writing at a much earlier age. He writes every day, Monday through Sunday, for young readers as well as middle-graders and adults, fiction and non-fiction, the latter mainly on children’s and YA’s literature in the Spanish bi-monthly magazine CLIJ.
In 2002 his novel Obansheë (Columna) won him the literary prize La Primera Columna. The book was followed by the short story illustrated book Els caçadors de bunyols (Estrella Polar) and the first two books aimed at children, L’Estevet, quin ratolí! and L’Estevet, quin bon amic! (Cruïlla) both of which have proved very popular amongst readers. In November 2019 he published L’Home del Rellotge with Barcanova. So far his latest book has been a YA’s novel, La Muntanya dels Tatuats, published with Bromera to critical acclaim. His first novel in Spanish is to appear in spring 2022.
At present he has so many projects on his desk that he doesn’t know yet which one he will finish first. When not writing or reading, when not slipping into his storyteller outfit and visiting schools, when not teaching English at an EOI (State School of Languages) or wandering into a bookshop wondering if he ever will come out, Víctor Aldea does, simply, cease to exist.
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