Silvia Grijalba was born in Madrid in 1967. She is a novelist, journalist and song writer. She published her first novel, Alivio Rápido in 2001. She has been an editor in the culture section, a columnist and reporter in the newspaper El Mundo. She has also published the non-fiction books Dios Salve a la Movida and Palabra de Rock and a biography of Depeche Mode. Her works have been translated into Italian and German. She has written for magazines such as Rolling Stone, Vogue, Marie Claire, The Guardian newspaper, Glamour and Yo Dona.