Jesús Carrasco was born in Badajoz in 1972 and in 2005 he moved to Seville, where he currently resides. His Intemperie became one of the most dazzling debuts on the international literary scene, winning the Madrid Booksellers’ Book of the Year award, the Fundación de Estudios Rurales’ Prize for Culture, Art and Literature, the English PEN Award and the Prix Ulysse for Best First Novel. He was shortlisted for the European Literature Prize in the Netherlands, the French Prix Méditerranée Étranger, and the Dulce Chacón, Quimera, Cálamo and San Clemente prizes in Spain. Chosen as Book of the Year by El País in 2013 and selected by The Independent as one of the best translated books of 2014 in the United Kingdom, Intemperie has been translated into around twenty languages and has been adapted to film by Benito Zambrano. His second novel, La tierra que pisamos (Seix Barral, 2016), "a powerful novel, both moving and chilling" (J. A. Masoliver Ródenas, Cultura/s), was awarded the 2016 European Union Literature Prize.