Pedro Zarraluki (Barcelona, 1954) is the author of two books of short stories, Galería de enormidades and Retrato de familia con catástrofe (both with Anagrama). As a novelist, he has published El responsable de las ranas (Anagrama, 1990), La historia del silencio (Anagrama, 1994), Hotel Astoria (Anagrama, 1997) and Para amantes y ladrones (Anagrama, 2000). His novel Un encargo difícil (Destino, 2005) was granted the Nadal Award and was shortlisted for the José Manuel Lara Foundation Award. Following the compilation of stories Humor pródigo (Destino, 2007), he published the novel Todo eso que tanto nos gusta (Destino, 2008). In March 2012 he will publish his first novel for young readers, El hijo del virrey (Siruela, 2012). La historia del silencio will be published in English translation next year by Hispabooks.