Julián Granado was born in Nerva (a Spanish mining town near Huelva) in 1957. He currently lives in Seville and combines his strong literary vocation with his work as a doctor. He has published the novels La pavana de Sieberg and Mendizábal, el caballero Neto. He is also the author of a number of short stories, for which he received the Premio Barro del Ayuntamiento de Sevilla and the Premio Relatos Cortos Ciudad de Isla Cristina. Perhaps, because he was born in a mining area, he loves to go to the depths of history. And the results of these explorations have been his splendid novels, fantasies of light and shadows that shine a light on the labyrinth of the past without any historicist complexes. Granados’ books are reinventions of the past constructed with a notable control of the art of writing and a healthy iconoclasm present throughout all the author’s writing.