Clara Sánchez lives in Madrid, where she studied Hispanic Philology and taught at a university for many years. She has published the following novels: Piedras preciosas (Precious Stones) (Debate, 1989), No es distinta la noche (The Night is No Different) (Debate, 1990), El palacio varado (The Stranded Palace) (Debate, 1993), Desde el mirador (From the Viewpoint) (Alfaguara, 1996), El misterio de todos los días (Every Day’s Mystery) (Alfaguara, 1999), Últimas noticias del Paraíso (Latest News from Paradise) (Alfaguara, 2000), Un millón de luces (A Million Lights) (Alfaguara, 2004), Presentimientos (Forebodings) (Alfaguara, 2008), Lo que esconde tu nombre (The Scent of Lemon Leaves) (Destino, 2010), Entra en mi vida (Come into My Life) (Destino, 2012), El cielo ha vuelto (The Sky Has Returned) (Planeta, 2013) y Cuando llega la luz (When the Light Comes) (Destino, 2016).
She is the only Spanish author to have won the three most important literary prizes in Spain: the Premio Alfaguara for Últimas noticias del paraíso, the Premio Nadal for Lo que esconde tu nombre and the Premio Planeta for El cielo ha vuelto. Her books have been translated into twenty languages. She has sold more than 2 million copies in Italy alone.
Her new novel El amante silencioso (The silent lover) was published by Planeta in April 2019.