Vladimir Hernández was born in 1966 in Havana, where he studied Engineering and Physics. His first book, Nova de cuarzo, was published in Cuba in 1999 and was followed by Hipernova and Onda de choque. In the year 2000 he moved to Spain, where his most recent novels have received several awards, such as the Premio de Narrativa Manuel de Pedrolo. Indómito, winner of the tenth edition of the Premio L’H Confidencial for crime fiction is part of a hard-boiled three-part work set in the atmosphere of false liberalization experienced in Cuba since the year 2010.