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Paul Pen


Spain (b.1979)

Paul Pen is an author, journalist and scriptwriter. He won Spanish newspaper 20 minutos' Gonzoo Prize for author of the year, awarded by popular vote. His first novel, The Warning, earned him the title of Fnac New Talent in 2011 and has been translated into German and Italian. An American film adaptation of the novel is currently in process. He has recently published Thirteen Stories, a weekly collection of suspenseful tales in digital format. The Light of the Fireflies is his chilling second novel, also being adapted for the big screen, and available in English for the first time.

Paul Pen's writing is a potent, deeply immersive experience for mind, heart and nerves. Prepare to be shocked, charmed; touched, horrified. Prepare for darkness and light. Love and terror. This is Pen's unique brand of suspense fiction, with echoes of Dahl, King and Hitchcock. His razor-sharp, irresistible storytelling is carefully and generously concocted to be enjoyed both by the masses and the more bookishly sophisticated.