David Castillo (Barcelona, 1961) is a poet, critic and, since 1989, director of the cultural supplement of the local newspaper Avui. As a teenager, he took part in the the counter-culture movement, born in Barcelona during the dictatorship, as it emerged from the underground. During the 80s he was a collaborator with various newspapers and literary magazines, both in Madrid and in Barcelona. Has been awarded various prizes for his criticism and journalism. His novel, El cielo del infierno was granted the Crexells Prize for the best Catalan novel in 1999 and Sin mirar atrás, the Sant Jordi Prize, 2003.