Barcelona, 1969

Xavi Ayén is one of best-known literary journalists in Spain. He has been the editor of the culture section of the La Vanguardia newspaper since 2000 and has published several works of non-fiction. His latest book, Aquellos años del boom (Those Boom Years – RBA, 2014, winner of the Gaziel Biographies and Memoirs Award) is a look at the Latin American literary boom and its ties to Barcelona.