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Antonio Orejudo was born in Madrid in 1963, and has a doctorate in Spanish Language and Literature. For seven years he worked as a Spanish literature professor in different universities throughout the United States and also spent a year as a visiting professor at the University of Amsterdam. He is currently a professor in the University of Almería (Spain). He is the author of Fabulosas narraciones por historias, recipient of the XX Tigre Juan Prize in 1997 and published by Tusquets Editores in 2007; Ventajas de viajar en tren, which was granted the XV Andalucía Prize for Novel; and Reconstrucción, "the year's most impressive Spanish book", according to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung