Santiago Posteguillo lectures in Languages and Literature at the Jaume I University in Castellon. He studied Creative Literature in the United States and Linguistics, Discourse Analysis and Translation in the United Kingdom. From 2006 to 2009 he published his Africanus trilogy about Scipio and Hannibal, and from 2011 to 2016 a trilogy about Marcus Ulpius Traianus, a man of Hispanic origin who became Emperor Trajan. He won a prize awarded at the Cartagena Historical Novel Week, the 2010 Valencia Region Literature Prize and the 2014 International Barcelona Historical Novel Prize. In 2015 the Valencian Regional Government made him Writer of the Year. Between 2012 and 2017 he also published three volumes of stories about the history of literature, which were very successful with the critics and with readers. Santiago Posteguillo has a doctorate from the University of Valencia and has given seminars on historical fiction at different European universities in Europe and in Latin America. In 2018 he was a guest lecturer at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge. Yo, Julia, the novel that won him the 2018 Planeta Prize, rescues the memory of the most powerful empress of ancient Rome. Y Julia retó a los dioses is the highly-awaited sequel in the history of a woman who transformed her context and changed the course of history.