Ana R. Cañil is a journalist. She began her career writing for publications on Economics. After working for a few months at El Alcázar newspaper, she moved on to Cinco Días and then to the magazine Mercado and La Gaceta de los Negocios. She lived in New York in 1984 and 1985. She has been head editor at the weekly El Siglo, editor of the Informe Semanal and the Madrid correspondent for El Periódico de Catalunya. In 2008, she received the Espasa Non-Fiction Prize for La mujer del maquis. She writes frequently for Vanity Fair magazine.