Alfonso Mateo-Sagasta is a Spanish historian and writer from Madrid. He has published numerous stories and articles, three essays and eight novels, including the trilogy starring Isidoro Montemayor: Ladrones de tinta (Thieves of ink) (2004), El gabinete de las maravillas (The cabinet of wonders) (2006) and El reino de los hombres sin amor (The kingdom of men without love) (2014). The others are: El olor de las especias (The smell of spices) (2002), Las caras del tigre (The faces of the tiger) (2009), Caminarás con el sol (Walk with the sun), El poeta cautivo (The captive poet) (2011) and Mala hoja (Bad leaf) (2017).

As for the essays, their titles are: Apuntes sobre el mundo de don Quijote (Notes on the world of don Quixote) (2016); La oposición. Un relato sobre la invención de la historia (The opposition. A story about the invention of history) (2016) y Tratando de tiburones con Karlos Simón (Dealing with sharks with Karlos Simón) (2019). To be published soon, La caída de la Monarquía Católica. Crónica de 1808-1837 (The fall of the Catholic Monarchy. Chronicle of 1808-1837) (2022).

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