Antonio Iturbe was born in 1967 and grew up in the dock-side neighbourhood of Barceloneta, in Barcelona. He studied Information Sciences at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and over the past fifteen years has worked as a cultural journalist. In 2005, he made his debut as a novelist with the comic novel Rectos torcidos and recently started writing for children with Los casos del Inspector Cit, a collection of the stories he used to read to his son at bedtime. He is the author of the international bestseller The Librarian of Auschwitz and The Prince of the Skies.
an unforgettable, heartbreaking novel * Publishers Weekly about THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ * Like Markus Zusak's The Book Thief, it's a sophisticated novel with mature themes, delivering an emotionally searing reading experience. An important novel that will stand with other powerful testaments from the Holocaust era., * Booklist on THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ * Though no punches are pulled about the unimaginable atrocity of the death camps, a life-affirming history. * Kirkus Reviews, starred review on THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ * once read, will never be forgotten...A hauntingly authentic Holocaust retelling * School Library Journal on THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ *