I was born and raised in Cuba, where I spent 32 years of my life. I completed my university studies in English Language and Literature at University of Havana and a PhD program in Education (Language Teaching) at the University of Barcelona. In Havana, Vancouver, Barcelona and Cambridge (where I am currently based with my wife and two children), I have worked as a language teacher, translator, interpreter, TV presenter, proofreader, localisation project and language manager, telephone operator, doorman and street seller.
I conceived and developed my first novel, of around 64,000 words, written in Spanish and entitled Olas (Waves), as a result of the experience and expression needs I had accumulated during my youth in Cuba. Before writing this first work of fiction, I had only published academic articles, mostly on phonetics and language teaching. I’m now embarked on the writing of a second novel.