Miguel Dalmau (Barcelona, 1957) is son of a Catalan doctor and a painter educated in Cuba. He studied at a religious school in the city and later initiated a career in medicine, which he interrupted to begin to write. After a first novel, La grieta, he became one of the most important writers of his generation with La balada de Oscar Wilde and Los Goytisolo (which was runner-up to the Premio Anagrama de Ensayo XXVII, which confirmed his prestige). In 2008, Dalmau obtained the XV Premio de Novela Breve Juan March Cencillo with El reloj de Hitler. He has spent long periods in Paris and Siena. For the last fifteen years he has lived in Majorca and collaborated with different media.