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About the Author
JAVIER MARÍAS was born in Madrid in 1951. The recipient of numerous prizes, including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Prix Femina Étranger, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, he has written fifteen novels, three story collections, and twenty works of collected articles and essays. His books have been translated into forty-four languages, in fifty-seven countries, and have sold more than eight million worldwide.