Isaac Rosa, a celebrated Spanish author, was born in 1974. His novel El Vano Ayer won the prestigious Premio Romulo Gallegos in 2005. El Pais del miedo (The Land of Fear) was received to great acclaim in Spain and was the recipient of the Premio Fundacíon Jose Manuel Lara in 2008. Rosa has received many other awards and has published seven novels. The Land of Fear, the first of his works to be published in English, is one of three forthcoming titles of his from Open Letter Books.