Javier Marías was born in Madrid in 1951. Translated into thirty-seven languages, his books have sold five and a half million copies worldwide. A Heart So White (Harvill/New Directions) was awarded the Dublin IMPAC Award as the best novel published in English in 1996. His most recent novel is Poison, Shadow and Farewell the final in a trilogy, Your Face Tomorrow. Marías’s op-ed pieces appear in the New York Times and he is a regular contributor to The Believer and The Threepenny Review. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives in Madrid.