Martí Gironell (Besalú, 1971) is a journalist and writer. His debut, The Bridge of the Jews, is the biggest bestselling historical novel ever written by a Catalan author and has sold over 100.000 copies. He has written several novels set in different periods of Catalan history featuring universal protagonists. 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. His novel Stars in his Eyes, winner of the 2018 Ramon Llull Novel Award, was translated into Spanish, Bulgarian, English, and Dutch.