Quim Monzó was born in Barcelona in 1952.
He has been warded he National Award for fiction; the City of Barcelona Award for fiction; the Prudenci Bertrana Award for fiction; the El Temps Award for best novel; the Lletra d'Or Prize; the Catalan Writers' Award; the Maria Àngels Anglada; the Trajectòria; he has recentl been awarded Serra d'Or magazine 's prestigious Critics' Award, four times.
In 2007 he wrote and read the opening speech at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Monzó designed a lecture written as if it ha anothe hort story. It differed completely from traditional speeches.
Together with Cuca Canals, he wrote the dialogues for Bigas Luna 's movie Jamón, jamón. He has lso penne the musical satire El tango de Don Joan, with Jérôme Savary.
He is a regular contributor to the La Vanguardia newspaper.