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Juan Gómez-Jurado (born 16 December 1977 in Madrid, Spain) is an award-winning Spanish journalist and bestselling author. Currently, he is a columnist in "La Voz de Galicia," and "ABC", distributed in Spain, and he participates in several radio and TV programs. Translated into 42 languages, Gómez-Jurado is one of the most successful contemporary Spanish authors of all time along with New York Times bestselling authors Javier Sierra and Carlos Ruiz Zafón. His writing has been widely described by critics as "energetic and cinematographic".Gómez-Jurado worked in many the most important Spanish media, like 40 Principales, Cadena Ser, Cadena Cope, Radio España, Canal + and ABC, before hitting the bestseller lists throughout the world with God's Spy (Espía de Dios), his first novel. An instant bestseller in Spain, with rights sold in 42 countries to date and more than a million copies sold, 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 chilling conspiracy.
On 27 September 2008, Gómez-Jurado won the prestigious Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja for his latest novel The Traitor's Emblem. Kirkus Reviews praised "The traitor's emblem": "riveting thriller with a redeeming love story".The latest book by Gómez-Jurado is the middle-grade space opera saga Alex Colt, Space Cadet, which became an instant #1 in Spain in the day of its release in Spain.
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