Pilar Adón was born in Madrid in 1971. Her literary career started when she was quite young. She published her first novel in 1999, in 2003 appeared Las hijas de Sara at Alianza Editorial, and in 2015 Las efímeras, at Galaxia Gutenberg, which was considered one of the ten best novels that year. She has published three books of short stories (La vida sumergidaEl mes más cruel and Viajes inocentes) and three books of poems (Las órdenes, Mente animal and La hija del cazador).


Her tales have been included in several volumes of short stories, and she has published stories and poetry in various magazines and literary supplements (Babelia-El País, ABC, Público…). At present, Pilar Adón translates from English into Spanish works of fiction and essays (John Fowles, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Penelope Fitzgerald…)

In 2005 she was awarded the prestigious Premio Ojo Crítico, given by Radio Nacional de España (RNE), for her book of stories Viajes inocentes (Innocent Journeys), published by Editorial Páginas de Espuma. And her book of stories, El mes más cruel (The Cruellest Month), published by Editorial Impedimenta, has been awarded the Nuevo Talento Fnac Prize in 2010, and has been acclaimed by both the critic and the readers as one of the best books of the year. In fact, El mes más cruel has been shortlisted for the Tigre Juan Award, which is given to the best book published during the year, and for the Setenil Prize to the best book of stories of the previous year. In 2018 her poetry book Las órdenes has been awarded the Libro del Año Prize by the Association of Bookshops of Madrid.

The stories and poems of Pilar Adón have been translated into French, English, German, Serbian, Czech, Polish, Albanian and Korean.

El mes más cruel (The Cruellest Month)

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