Elena Medel was born in Córdoba in 1985, although she currently lives in Madrid. She is the author of the poetry books My First Bikini (DVD, 2002; translated into English and Swedish), Tara (DVD, 2006) and Chatterton (Visor, 2014), collected in A Black Day in a House of Lies (Visor, 2015), and the essays The Wizarding World (Ariel, 2015) and Everything There is to Know about Poetry (Ariel, 2018). She is the director of the poetry publishing house La Bella Varsovia. Among other awards, she was recognised with the XXVI Loewe Prize for Young Poets and the 2016 Princess of Girona Foundation Award in the Arts and Literature category. The Wonders (Las maravillas) (Anagrama, 2020) is her first novel, awarded with the Francisco Umbral Prize for Best Book of the Year 2020, and will be translated into Czech, Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Swedish. Elena Medel is one of the ‘12 Essential Spanish-language Female Authors’ according to Publishers Weekly.

(Author represented by Maria Cardona at Pontas Literary & Film Agency.)