Jorge Molist has an Industrial Engineering Degree from the Polytechnic University of Barcelona, and an MBA from ESADE. He started his professional career in an American multinational company of fast-moving consumer goods, which led him to live in different places in Spain and the USA. Back in Europe he settled in Madrid and took up executive positions in different companies. He was responsible for business in several European countries and has chaired business associations in his sector. In January 1996 he started to write what would be his first novel, Los muros de Jericó(The Walls of Jericho), which was published in Spain in the year 2000. The core of the novel is the author’s experience in multinational companies, and the clash of spirituality and materialism. In the year 2002 he published Presagio (Presage), which takes place in the Mexican Baja California and the North American California, and deals with the cultural differences in the two territories. El anillo (The Ring, 2004) became a big success for both critics and readers and became an international success with translation into 21 languages: Heyne/Germany, Planeta/Brazil, Bertelsmann/China, Enalios/Greece, Sirene/The Netherlands, Sperling/Italy, Daekyio/Korea, AST/Russia, Crown/Taiwan and Atria/USA among others. La reina oculta (The Hidden Queen, 2007) gained the prestigious Alfonso X the Wise Historical Novel Award. This novel surpassed the success of even The Ring in Spain, and is starting to be translated into several languages as well.
Published at: Ediciones Martínez Roca - Temas de Hoy