Ildefonso Falconesworks as a lawyer. First published in Spain, where it has become a publishing phenomenon, translation rights for Cathedral of the Seahave been sold in thirty-two countries. It has won many prizes, including the Euskadi de Plata 2006 for the best novel in Spanish, the Qué Leer2007 Prize for the best book, and the prestigious Italian Giovanni Boccaccio 2007 award for best foreign author. Nick Caistoris an award-winning translator of more than thirty books from Spain and Latin America. He has edited the Faber Book of Contemporary Latin American Fiction and has translated other Barcelona-based writers such as Eduardo Mendoza, Juan Marsé, and Manuel Vázquez Montalban.Falcones de Sierra, Ildefonso is the author of 'Cathedral of the Sea', published 2008 under ISBN 9780525950486 and ISBN 0525950486.