Francesc Miralles is a lecturer and award-winning author of
bestselling books in the area of mind-body-spirit. Born in
Barcelona, he studied journalism, English literature and German
philology, and has worked as a translator, editor, art therapist
and musician. His novel Love in Lowercase has been
translated into 28 languages. Along with Hector Garcia, he is the
author of the bestselling Ikigai: the Japanese Secret to a Long
and Happy Life.
Hector Garcia was born in Spain and worked at CERN in Switzerland before moving to Japan, his home of more than 15 years. In Japan he developed voice recognition software and the technology for young Silicon Valley companies to enter the Japanese market. His popular blog kirainet.com led to his internationally successful book A Geek In Japan. Along with Francesc Miralles, he is the author of the bestselling Ikigai: the Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life.
Kymm Coveney was born in Boston, earned a BA in Modern English and Spanish Literature (Wheaton College, Massachusetts) in 1981, and has lived in Spain since the 1982 World Cup. Co-host of Barcelona's multilingual poetry recital series, PoemameBCN, she is a freelance writer and translator, as well as habitual translation slam moderator for MET (Mediterranean Editors and Translators). Flash fiction, poems and translations can be found online through betterlies.blogspot.com. She tweets mostly other people's poems @KymmInBarcelona.
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