Javier Cercas was born in 1962. He is a novelist, short-story writer and columnist, whose books include Soldiers of Salamis (which sold more than a million copies worldwide, won six literary awards in Spain and was filmed by David Trueba), The Tenant and The Motive, The Speed of Light and The Anatomy of a Moment. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in Barcelona.
A brave, persuasive novel - El PaisAn excellent novel . . . fascinating both in its exploration of the past and in the playful creativity of its own narrative. - El CulturalAn admirable novel, truly unique - La mareaOnly Cercas could have written a novel like this, at the peak of his maturity as a writer; he is one of the best we have - ABC