Manuel Talens was born in Granada in 1948, and graduated from the city’s university with a degree in medicine. He later completed his studies in Paris and Montreal. Upon his return to Spain, he settled in Valencia, where he decided to dedicate himself to literature. Alongside his work as a novelist, he regularly collaborates in the opinion columns of the Valencian edition of the newspaper El País. He has also translated into Spanish works of fiction and semiotic texts, cinema and narrative.