A native of Spain, a former educator, and an industrial engineer, Antonio Garrido has received acclaim for the darkly compelling storytelling and nuanced historical details that shape his novels.
Each is a reflection of the author’s years of research into cultural, social, legal, and political aspects of ancient life. Garrido’s The Corpse Reader, a fictionalized account of the early life of Song Cí, the Chinese founding father of forensic science, received the Zaragoza International Prize (Premio Internacional de Novela Histórica Ciudad de Zaragoza) for best historical novel published in Spain.
His work has been translated into eighteen languages, and The Scribe is his second publication in English. Garrido currently resides in Valencia, Spain.