She was born in Madrid in 1969, and grew up in Argentina, Spain, Germany and Hungary, among other countries. She is Spanish-Hungarian, and comes from a family of writers (she is the great-niece of Sándor Márai, and the great-great-great granddaughter of Imre Madách), movie directors (Géza von Radvány) and painters. She has worked as a freelance journalist for the Spanish national news agency Agencia Efe and Spanish daily journals, and has worked for the last 30 years as a translator and a conference interpreter for the European Union, the OSCE and other international organizations. She speaks Spanish, German, Hungarian, French, English, Russian, Italian and Portuguese.
She writes historical novels in Spanish and in English, and also thrillers.
Her first, historical novel in Spanish, "El lirio de fuego” ("The Fire Lily”, published by Ediciones B/PRH in 2016), illustrated by the author, was also published in Italy ("Il giglio di fuoco”, Sonzogno, 2017), and was shortlisted in one of Spain´s most prestigious literary prizes, the Premio Fernando de Lara.
Her second, historical novel, "La voz y la espada” ("The Voice and the Sword”), also illustrated by the author, about the infamous opera diva, duelist and bisexual transvestite Julie d’Aubigny, was published by Edhasa in Spain in 2020, was selected Best Historical Novel 2020 by the renowned Spanish literary website Todoliteratura.es, and was shortlisted for the Espartaco Historical Novel Literary Prize in 2021.
Her third, historical novel, "Resurrecta” ("The Resurrected”), about the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755, winner of the ODILO Award for Best Female Historical Author 2022 at the Semana de Novela Histórica de Cartagena Festival, was published by Edhasa in Spain in September 2021, ranked Top Ten by the two top literary websites Todoliteratura and 20minutos, and published in Portugal by Penguin Random House/Suma de Letras in February 2022; it will also be published in 2023 by Mondadori/Piemme in Italian.
Her fourth novel, "Sacamantecas” ("Bogeyman”), a humorous thriller about a serial killer, won the Wilkie Collins Thriller Award in 2023, and will be published by M.A.R. Editor in March 2023.
She is also the co-author of the "Diccionario de Regionalismos de la Lengua Española” (Editorial Juventud, Barcelona, 1997).
She is also a professional painter (exhibitions in Spain, Austria and Hungary), and she illustrates her own novels. She has designed the stage sets for the opera production of Haydn´s opera buffa "Il mondo della Luna” (Budapest Chamber Opera House). Her hobbies include choir singing, classical music, hunting dogs and gardening.
She lives in Sopron/Hungary, Austria, and Brussels.