In 1992 she published her first book of poems, Querrán ponerle nombre, followed by Las palabras de la piedra (1993). Two years later she won the Premio de Poesía "Ciudad de Irún" with Contra el desprestigio de la altura. Some of her poetical works have been included in Tarde tranquila. Omaggio alla poesia, an anthology of poetry published in Italy. She has published the novels Algún amor que no mate (Plaza & Janés,1996), launched in Greece by II Publishing S.A/Periplous, Blanca vuela mañana (Plaza & Janés, 1997) and Háblame, musa, de aquel varón (Plaza & Janés,1998), another volume of poetry, Matar al ángel (1999), and the play Segunda mano (1998).
In 2000 she won the Premio Azorín de Novela for Cielos de barro (German edition: Lubbe, 2002). Her last novel, La voz dormida (Alfaguara, 2002), on the lives of Republican women after the Spanish Civil War, sold 75.000 copies in a few months. It has just been published in France by Plon, and in Portugal by Difel. She died of cancer in 2003.