• IX Premio Ateneo de Novela Joven de Sevilla 2004.
  • Finalista Premio Espartaco 2008.
  • Premio Apoloybaco (Sección literatura) 2011.
  • Premio Factoría Creativa 2015.


Nerea Riesco is a writer with a PhD in Communication Studies. She was awarded the Novela Ateneo Joven de Sevilla Prize (2004) for El País de las Mariposas. Her literary career becomes established with Ars Magica, (Grijalbo 2007), a mix of a historical novel, a thriller and a book of magic spells where the reason and magic interweave, and which earned her a place among the finalists of the prestigious Espartaco Award in 2008. Her next novel, El elefante de marfil  (Grijalbo, 2010) is an ambitious family saga of passionate love, shameful secrets and mysteries of the past, set in the evocative time frame of Seville at the end of the 18th century. In 2014 she published the novel Tempus (Planeta) and in 2015 Las puertas del paraíso (Grijalbo), a novel set in the final years of the 15th century, when Christian forces advance relentlessly on the so-called infidels, ready to recapture Granada. Her novels  have been translated into 10 languages.

Los lunes en el Ritz (2018), edited by Planeta (Espasa), is a captivating novel, set in a boiling country, on the edge of the Republic and starring passionate, strong and avant-garde women, determined to build a present for themselves. measure of your talent, your ambition and your dreams. A passionate story, in which love, friendship, sacrifice, deception and revenge are set against the backdrop of one of the great hotels in the world. Translated into Italian.

In February 2019, her writing manual Coaching para escribir un bestseller goes on the market in which Nerea Riesco explains everything she knows about that magical connection between author and reader, two people who do not know each other but who are inevitably united by the world that the first captured in a book and that the second gave life in his head, in such a way that they end up becoming accomplices.

She is also the author of a book-cum-manual for children about chess, El secreto del desván (2009). Her stories have been included in various anthologies: Cuentos desde el otro lado (2016), Cervantes tiene quien le escriba (2016), Retales del pasado (2015), Historias del 8 de marzo (2008), Macondo boca arriba (2006). Currently she directs and presents a radio programme, “Pasen y lean”, devoted to literature and contributes to some dailies  such as: El Mundo, El País and El Correo.

Nerea Riesco is PhD in Communication Studies from the Interuniversity Communication Doctorate program at the Universities of Malaga, Seville, Huelva and Cádiz. From his Doctoral Thesis, whose research revolves around the creation of the bestseller phenomenon, the book Coaching to write a bestseller emerged, from which the novel creation course of the same name was born.

She has a diploma in «Coaching, communication and leadership. Application in the personal and business sphere» by the Pablo de Olvide University.

And in “Emotional Intelligence, body language and communication skills” by the University of Seville.

Please go ahead and contact if you are interested in hiring Nerea Riesco to give a course for your organization, association, company… or if you want to make a proposal about other possible workshop, course or conference related to her areas of expertise (literary creation, communication…), or if you already are a trainee in one of her teaching options and wish to receive input.


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