Vicente Verdú is a journalist and writer. He regularly writes for the El País newspaper where he has held the roles of Opinions and Culture Editor. He has written over thirty books. Some of his recent titles include Yo y tú, objetos de lujo (Me and You, Luxury Things); Passé Composé and La ausencia (Absence). He has won several national journalism prizes, including the Miguel Delibes, Julio Camba and González Ruano prizes.