Mercedes Castro (Spain, 1972) holds a law degree from the Autonomous University of Madrid and for several years worked as an editor. Her first novel Y punto. (And Period. Alfaguara 2008) was hailed by the critics as well as being chosen the best opera prima in Spanish by the Chambéry Festival (France). Her latest novel, Mantis is an absorbing work of physiological intrigue. Of her previous literary productions worth mentioning are the Poetical Anthology of Rosalía de Castro, first bi-lingual edition published in Spanish and Galician; a critical edition of the works of Pérez Galdós, Trafalgar, and the book of poems “The Discount Girl”.