Martí Gironell i Gamero is a journalist and writer born in Besalú in 1971. His debut work, The Bridge of the Jews, is the bestselling historical novel ever written by a Catalan author and has sold over one hundred thousand copies. He’s written several novels set in different periods of Catalan history. He currently works at Catalan national television TV3 and writes for the newspaper El Punt Avui. He is considered a master of the popular historical novel, and his novels have brought renewed interest and fame to forgotten yet fascinating figures of Southern Europe’s history.