Ildefonso Falcones (Barcelona, 1959) married and father of four is a lawyer and writer. His first novel La Catedral del mar (Grijalbo 2006 has become an unprecedented international bestseller, acclaimed by readers and critics alike.
Awarded with Euskadi de Plata 2006 Award for the best novel in Spanish, Que Leer 2006 Award, The Fundación José Manuel Lara Prize for the bestselling novel in 2016, Giovanni Bocaccio 2007 Award for the best foreign writer, Città dello Strello 2008 Award, and Fulbert de Chartres 2009 Award. His following novels are La mano de Fatima, La reina descalza and the latest one, the sequel to La Catedral del mar entitled Los Herederos de la tierra, that sold over 800,000 copies in Spain. His works have been published in over 40 countries and sold over 10,000,000 copies. A major TV series based on La Catedral del mar has been produced in 2018 and is available on Netflix internationally.