Andrés Barba (Madrid 1975), has a degree in Spanish literature. He has represented Spain in several international conferences for young dramatists and has lectured in Madrid and at Bowdoin College (USA). He became known in 2001 through the novel La hermana de Katia, which was a finalist for the Herralde Novel Prize. In 2005 he received the Torrente Ballester Prize for Versiones de Teresa. In 2007 he wrote an essay with Javier Montes, "La ceremonia del porno," for which he received the Anagrama Essay Prize. Currently he combines his work as a writer with journalism. He has also published two books for children.