Andreu Claret is a journalist and writer. He was born in France into a family of Spanish Republicans who were exiled after the Civil War and began to practice his profession under Franco in Cambio 16 magazine. He has been a delegate for the Efe news agency in sub-Saharan Africa and Central America, and director of the agency in Catalonia. He has collaborated with mainstream media, such as the newspapers La Vanguardia and Avui, and with various radio programs. He has published a trilogy of novels about the Civil War in Catalonia: The Brigade Man’s Secret (2008), The Consul of Barcelona (2019), winner of the Nèstor Luján prize, and 1939. The fall of Barcelona (2021). He is
also the author of Vengeance (2017), set in Alexandria at the time of Hypatia.