Alicia Giménez-Bartlett published her first novel, Exit (Seix Barral), in 1984. With Una habitación ajena (Another's Room) (1997) she obtained the first literary prize of her career, the Lumen Women's Writing prize. In the 1990's she created the character of Petra Delicado, a popular detective that has produced to date a sequence of nine novels and a television series. Those novels have been translated into various languages and enjoy great success in Italy and Germany. She has received he prestigious Grinzane Cavour Prize in Italy and the Raymond Chandler Prize in Switzerland. She has also cultivated the essay form with such works as El misterio de los sexos (The Mystery of the Sexes) and La deuda de Eva (Eve's Debt). In 2011 she won the Nadal prize for her work Donde nadie te encuentre (Where Nobody Can Find You).