It’s been more than five years since the first time we read The Invisible Guardian by Dolores Redondo. It was in 2011 when she first met Anna Soler-Pont and Ricard Domingo, then signed the representation agreement with Pontas Agency. Offers arrived, the first meetings with Ediciones Destino’s team (who acquired Spanish original language) were held, and the first novel was published in January 2013: the adventure had taken off.
In these five years, the three novels of The Baztan Trilogy have been written, published and promoted; contracts have been sealed in 30 different languages; film rights to the whole trilogy have been sold to Nadcon Films; and over 700,000 copies of The Baztan Trilogy have been sold in Spanish only. Last but not least: Dolores Redondo is writing a fourth and stand-alone novel as we speak!
The Baztan Trilogy by Dolores Redondo, a series set in the Basque Pyrenees of Navarra, has become an absolute phenomenon and the most successful crime series to come out from Spain in a long time, as well as one of the greatest international successes of the Pontas Agency in the recent years. It stands out for its “unputdownable” plot, its charismatic female protagonist (Amaia Salazar) and for submerging the reader into the exotic and mysterious forests of the Basque Country and the mythology that surrounds them.
Dolores Redondo has been promoting the trilogy not only in Spain, but also worldwide. Just to name a few trips: in 2013, she was invited to Quais du Polar in France, with authors such as Gillian Flynn, Henning Mankell and Harlan Coben. In 2014 she went to the Oslo Krimfestivalen, where she met other fellow crime writers such as Jo Nesbo, Johan Theorin, Margie Orford and Olivier Truc. In 2015 Dolores Redondo was shortlisted for the CW International Dagger Award, and visited Australia, meeting her readers in Sydney and at the Melbourne Writers Festival. She also toured Latin America to promote The Baztan Trilogy, vising Mexico City, Bogotá in Colombia and the Buenos Aires Crime Festival BAN! in Argentina.
2016 will be a very special year for The Baztan Trilogy: the American edition published by Atria/Simon&Schuster is going to be released in March. Also, the shooting of the first film [The Invisible Guardian] will start in April, produced by Nadcon Films in co-production with Atresmedia and Nostromo Pictures and directed by Fernando González Molina (the casting is now in process).
We also hope 2016 will be the year where more can be announced on the stand-alone and new novel by Dolores Redondo! Meanwhile, you can follow her on Twitter and Facebook. Below there’s part of the large collection of covers of her first novel (you can see many more here):