Martí Gironell i Gamero (Besalú, 1971) is a journalist and writer. His debut novel, The Bridge of the Jews, is the biggest bestselling historical novel written by a Catalan author and sold over 100.000 copies. Since then, he’s written several novels set in different periods of Catalan history featuring universal protagonists, some of which have been translated into many foreign languages. He currently works at the Catalan national television TV3 and writes for the newspaper El Punt Avui. He is considered a master of the historical commercial genre and his novels have brought renewed interest and fame to forgotten yet fascinating figures of Southern Europe’s history.