Marta Rivera de la Cruz (Lugo, 1970) has a degree in Information Sciences and specialized in Political Communications at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. In 2006 she was a ﬁnalist in the Planeta Prize with the book En tiempo de prodigios. Her previous novel, La importancia de las cosas was very well received by readers. She is also the author of three non-ﬁction books, two children’s books and has published stories and articles in different anthologies. She regularly writes for El País Semanal and also takes part in different talk shows on the radio and television.