Carmen Posadas was born in Montevideo and is the daughter of a Uruguayan diplomat. She lived for some years in London, where her father was ambassador, and also in Buenos Aires and Moscow. She is also the author of Five Bluebottles, which Random House will publish in 2004, and several bestselling books for children. Little Indiscretions, first published as Pequeñas Infamias, won the coveted 1998 Planeta Prize in Barcelona and has been translated into twelve languages. Posadas now lives in Madrid.