Irene Vallejo earned her European Doctorate from the Universities of Zaragoza and Florence. Papyrus was awarded the National Essay Prize, the Critical Eye Prize for Narrative and the Bookstore Recommendation Award, and will be published in more than forty countries. She is a regular columnist for El Pais, and is the author of two children's books, two novels, and three collections of essays, articles, and short fiction.
A literary phenomenon . . . didactic and daring . . . elegant and
*Times Literary Supplement*