Ángeles Caso was born in Gijón and has a degree in History of Art. She has worked in different cultural and media institutions. Her previous works include: Elisabeth, emperatriz de Austria-Hungría o el hada maldita; El peso de las sombras (1994 Premio Planeta runner-up); El mundo visto desde el cielo, and El resto de la vida. Un largo silencio (Winner of the 2000 Premio Fernando Lara) is now seen as a milestone in writing about the recuperation of historical memory. She also wrote film scripts, translations and books for children.