Raquel Martínez-Gómez was born in La Mancha. She has published four novels: Los huecos de la memoria (The Gaps of the Memory), awarded with the Antonio García Cubas´ Historical Novel Award (INAH, México) in 2018; Ceniza de ombú (Ashes of Ombu), published in Uruguay (2017); Sombras de unicornio (Unicorn Shadows), awarded with the Prizes European Union Prize for Literature (2010), the Young Ateneo de Sevilla (2007) and translated into ten languages- and Del color de la lava (The Colour of Lava), which won the City of Mostoles Prize (2002).
Currently she is living in the mountains of Madrid, where she has finished her sixth novel about a Mexican archaeologist (The Mask of the Mayan King, Planeta 2023), a new book of poems (rugido de jaguarA) and a book of short stories (Las grietas del cuerpo).
She has a PhD in International Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought from the University of Sussex, UK.
She combines her writing with her work, specializing in the field of sustainable development and human rights. Prior to this, she lived in Uruguay, United Kingdom and Mexico, and participated in university or literary programs in Argentina, Cuba and Canada.