Daniel Gascón was born in Zaragoza, Spain in 1981 and studied English and Spanish literature. He has published three collections of short stories: La edad del pavo (Xordica, 2001), El fumador pasivo (Xordica, 2005) and La vida cotidiana (Alfabia, 2011). He co-wrote the screenplay of the film Every Song Is About Me (2010), directed by Jonás Trueba. He has translated authors such as Christopher Hitchens, Saul Bellow, and V. S. Naipaul into Spanish. He is a staff writer of the magazine Letras Libres.