P.T.Debonair (Pere Gallardo-Torrano) was born in the south east of Spain, though his parents soon moved to Catalonia, where he lives and works. A university professor who specializes in English Studies, he has been teaching British and American literature and culture for over twenty-five years at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona) and formerly at the Universitat de Lleida (Lleida). Most of his research is in the field of Science Fiction and Utopian Studies. Although most of his academic publications are in English, he also writes in Catalan and Spanish. For his first work of fiction, the short story collection Del cielo llovieron colores, he chose Spanish, which he considers his "first" mother tongue.