Jordi Soler was born in 1963 in La Portuguesa, a community of Catalan exiles located in the jungle of Veracruz, Mexico. He currently lives in Barcelona and is a regular contributor to several newspapers and magazines in Spain and México. Soler has published books of poems, story collections, and ten novels translated in to several languages. Los rojos de ultramar ( 2004), La última hora del último día ( 2007) and La fiesta del oso (2009) are a trilogy of novels that the author devoted to his family, forced to emigrate to Mexico during the Spanish Civil War. The trilogy was published in a single volume entitled La guerra perdida, and was awarded in France with the Prix Littéraire des Jeunes Européens (2012).