Born in Madrid in 1951, Rosa Montero has been a journalist for Madrid’s daily newspaper, El Pais, since 1976. She has published 11 novels, many of which have been bestsellers in Spain. Beautiful and Dark is the third of Montero’s novels to be translated into English. Her previous translated works received acclaim from Kirkus Review and Library Journal, introducing Montero to U.S. audiences as an important voice in contemporary fiction. Montero, a critically acclaimed writer in her native Spain, is the recipient of her country’s most prestigious literary award, the Premio Primavera de Novela (for her 1997 novel La hija del canibal), as well as Italy’s Premio Grinzane Cavour for contemporary foreign fiction. She also won the Que Leer prize for her novel La Loca de Casa in 2003. Aside from being bestsellers, her novels are recognized for their literary merit and are studied in universities around the world.
To learn more about Rosa and her work, visit her website.