Susana Fortes graduated in Geography and History. In 2003 she was shortlisted for the Premio Planeta with the novel El amante albanés which became a bestseller in Spain. With her first novel, Querido Corto Maltés, she won the Premio Nuevos Narradores in 1994; in 2001 she was the runner-up of the Premio Primavera, for her novel Fronteras de arena. She is also the author of Quattrocento, which foreign rights have already been acquired by a number of prestigious international publishers. With Esperando a Robert Capa she won the 2010 Valencia Literary Critics Prize.