Benjamín Prado was born in Madrid. As a poet he has published Cobijo contra la tormenta (1995, Hiperión Prize) and Todos nosotros (1998). His novels have included Raro (1995), Alguien se acerca (1998), No sólo el fuego (1999), Nunca le des la mano a un pistolero zurdo (translated into English as "Never Shake Hands with a Left Handed Gunman," 1999), and La nieve está vacía (2000). Prado's latest publication is Los nombres de Antígona (2001), a biographical work. Prado was the 1999 recipient of the "XVI Premio Andalucía de Novela".