About me and stuff

My name is Edgar Cantero. I can write and draw.

I was born in Barcelona in 1981. Trained in the battlefields of literary contests, the highbrow Catalan cultural tradition was soon outinfluenced in my mind by Hollywood blockbusters, videogames, and mass-market paperbacks.  My debut novel, Dormir amb Winona Ryder  (“Sleeping with Winona Ryder”, 2007) won the prestigious Joan Crexells award; the second one, the punk dystopian thriller Vallvi (2011), got me sizeably fewer honors and many confused stares.

In Spanish, I have been a regular contributor to satirical magazine El Jueves since 2007, as a writer and cartoonist.  In English, I published the paranormal epistolar The Supernatural Enhancements in 2014.  It was followed by the horror/action/comedy Meddling Kids (2017), which became a New York Times bestseller.  There are dogs in both of them.

In 2017 I moved to Brooklyn, NY, and in 2019 to West Hollywood, CA. I continue to write anything from short stories to screenplays.  My goal is to make beautiful popcorn fiction. My latest novel is This Body's Not Big Enough For Both of Us (2018).