Elena Ramírez was born in Madrid in 1968. She studied Philosophy
at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and was awarded a Masters in
Publishing in 2004 from Stanford University, California. She joined
Alfaguara publishing house in 1994, where she worked for six years
with Juan Cruz and Amaya Elezcano. Here she coordinated the
International Department of two different divisions of Santillana
Group: General Editions and Punto de Lectura (mass-market
division). In 2000 she moved to Barcelona to work as Executive
Editor in Seix Barral, one of the imprints of the Planeta Group.
Since 2007 she has been Editorial Director of Seix Barral and since
2013 the Director of the International Fiction Department of
Planeta, in charge of international fiction of the imprints
Planeta, Espasa, Destino and Seix Barral.