Francesc Serés was born in Saidí, Baix Cinca, Catalonia in 1972. He taught History of Ancient and Mediaeval Art at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. With degrees in Fine Art and Social Anthropology and Culture from the Universitat de Barcelona, he combines his teaching with writing. He has published Els ventres de la terra [The Bellies of the Earth] (Columna, 2000), L’arbre sense tronc [The Tree With No Trunk] (Columna, 2001), Una llengua de plom [A Tongue of Lead] (Quaderns Crema, 2002) and La força de la gravetat [The Force of Gravity] (Quaderns Crema, 2006) and Raw Material (Empúries, 2007). He has won, among other awards, the Octavi Pellissa Prize for literary projects (2004), the Ciutat de Lleida Prize (2005) and the National Prize for Literature (2007). Russian Tales (Quaderns Crema, 2009) is an ironical anthology of Russian writers that has been translated into several languages. His last book, Bite the Apple (Quaderns Crema,2012), is a collection of 38 short stories about love that were published in Time Out Barcelona. His theatre plays have been represented and he writes on a regular basis in El Pais.
Franscesc’s Tramlines story, written as part of his residency in Alexandria, is available to listen to or read for free on the interactive literary app Gimbal.