Félix J. Palma has been recognized by the critics as one of today´s most brilliant and original short-story writers and has been awarded with the Gabriel Aresti and Miguel de Unamuno awards among others. He has published the short stories collections El vigilante de la salamandra (The Lizard's Keeper, Pre-Textos, 1998), Métodos de supervivencia (Methods of Survival, Fundación Municipal de Cultura de Cádiz, 1999), Las interioridades (Interiors, Castalia, 2002), Los arácnidos (The Arachnids, Algaida, 2004) and El menor espectáculo del mundo (The World’s Smallest Show, Páginas de Espuma, 2010). As a novelist he has published the YA novel La hormiga que quiso ser astronauta (The Ant that Wanted to Become an Astronaut, Quorum 2001), and Las corrientes oceánicas (The Ocean Currents, Algaida 2006 -winner of the 2005 Luis Berenguer Award for Novel). El mapa del tiempo (The Map of Time, Algaida 2008 –winner of the Ateneo de Sevilla Award for Novel), El mapa del cielo (The Map of the Sky, Plaza&Janés 2012) and El mapa del caos (The Map of Chaos, Plaza&Janés 2014) composed his Victorian Trilogy, which is being translated into 25 languages.
«Palma is a master of ingenious plotting.» Kirkus Reviews