Alejandro Cuevas was born in Valladolid and has worked many years as a cultural manager and teaching Spanish for foreign students.
He has published five novels. Comida para perros (1999), La vida no es un auto sacramental (1999, second prize of the Nadal Prize and Ojo Crítico Award), La peste bucólica (2003), Quemar las naves (2004, Rejadorada Prize) and, very recently, Mi corazón visto desde el espacio (2019), a bittersweet portrait about that Spanish youth with a brilliant education, but a black future.
He has won numerous short story awards: the Café Compás, the Jara Carrillo, Pola de Lena, Ciudad de Torremolinos, among others. Many of these short stories are compiled in Mariluz y el largo etcetera (2018).