My name's Tom Clarke. I live in Cerdanyola del Vallès, a town just outside Barcelona (Catalonia), with my wife, Gemma and our dog, Larry. I'm originally from Modbury, Devon in the UK. A writer and editor, I work in a laboratory outside Barcelona.
I've been writing and reading about the movement for Catalan independence for years. I'm not exactly an impartial observer, but I do feel like I've been through many of the arguments for and against a new Catalan republic.
For blog posts relating to life in Barcelona & Catalonia, my dog, travel, food, books, music and all my other baggage, there's always tomBCN.com – more of a personal blog, and no politics.