Pilar Adón was born in Madrid in 1971. She has published the novels De bestias y aves (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2022), awarded the Premio Nacional de Narrativa, the Premio de la Crítica, the Francisco Umbral Prize to the Best Book of the Year and the Cálamo Otra Mirada Prize; Las efímeras (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2015), which was considered one of the ten best novels that year, and Las hijas de Sara (Alianza, 2003). She has published three books of short stories (La vida sumergida, El mes más cruel and Viajes inocentes, which was awarded the RNE Ojo Crítico Prize), the illustrated long story Eterno amor, and the books of poems Da dolor, Las órdenes (awarded the Book of the Year Prize by the Association of Bookshops of Madrid), Mente animal and La hija del cazador (La Bella Varsovia, 2020, 2018, 2014 and 2011).

Her tales have been included in several volumes of short stories, and she has published stories and poetry in magazines and literary supplements (Babelia-El País, ABC, Eñe...). At present, Pilar Adón is publisher of Impedimenta Books and translator of works of fiction and essays (Iris Murdoch, John Fowles, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Penelope Fitzgerald).

The stories and poems of Pilar Adón have been translated into English, French, German, Serbian, Czech, Polish, Albanian and Korean. Some of her poems are included in the anthology Ten Contemporary Spanish Women Poets (Shearsman Books, 2020).