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country of citizenship: Spain
language of expression: Spanish
educated at: CEU San Pablo University, Retamar IB World School
occupation: novelist, television presenter
award received: Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja
Juan Gómez-Jurado (born 16 December 1977) is a Spanish journalist and author. He is a columnist in "La Voz de Galicia" and "ABC", distributed in Spain, and he participates in multiple radio and TV programs. His books have been translated into 42 languages and he is one of the most successful living Spanish authors, along with Javier Sierra and Carlos Ruiz Zafón. His writing has been described by critics as "energetic and cinematographic".Born in Madrid, Spain, Gómez-Jurado worked in various Spanish media outlets, including 40 Principales, Cadena Ser, Cadena Cope, Radio España, Canal + and ABC, before publishing his debut novel, God's Spy (Espía de Dios). God's Spy is a contemporary thriller set in the Vatican, where, in the aftermath of Pope John Paul II's death, the hunt for a serial killer reveals a conspiracy.
On 27 September 2008, Gómez-Jurado won the Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja for his novel The Traitor's Emblem. Kirkus Reviews praised the novel as a "riveting thriller with a redeeming love story".Gómez-Jurado's latest book is the middle-grade space opera saga Alex Colt, Space Cadet.
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