Susana Fortes (Pontevedra, Spain, 1959) graduated in Geography and History at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, and in American History from the Universidad de Barcelona. She has recently spent time in the USA, combining teaching Spanish in Louisiana and participating in university conferences at the Universidad Interestatal de San Francisco. She currently teaches at a secondary school in Valencia.
With her first novel, Querido Corto Maltés (Dear Corto Maltés), she won the 1994 Premio Nuevos Narradores. In 2001 she was shortlisted in the Premio Primavera awarded by Espasa for her novel, Fronteras de arena (Borders of Sand). With her novel El amante albanés (The Albanian Affairs) she was short-listed for the Premio Planeta 2003. Her novel El azar de Laura Ulloa (The Fate of Laura Ulloa), Planeta 2006, won the Premio de la Crítica and has been translated into several languages. Quattroccento (Planeta, October 2007) and her last novel Waiting for Robert Capa (Planeta, 2009) was the winner of the Premio Fernando Lara 2009. Her novels have been translated into 12 languages and are best-seller in many countries.
Film rights of Waiting for Robert Capa were sold to Forward Pass (Michael Mann’s production company) and Columbia Pictures.