Javier Sierra lives in Spain, where he is a celebrated radio and television presenter, and author.
"Sierra's triumph is to have forged a novel that instructs so easily and deliciously (yes, there are footnotes, but they're easily ignored if you're uninterested) you'll feel enriched however you read it. You may even be inspired to book tickets to Madrid. Just because we read something doesn't mean we're finished with it." * NPR * Sierra is at once a great art historian and a greatwriter, and these two worlds merge and mesh in this wonderful book. Part guideto my favorite museum, part fictionalized autobiography, part dialogue on themysteries of the art world and part novel, the sum is prism refracting thelikes of Bosch, Velazquez, Titian and Raphael through the author's ingeniouseye. -- Dr. Noah Charney, bestselling author of The Art Thief and The Art of Forgery