Gioconda Belli's poetry and fiction have been published all over the world. Her first novel, The Inhabited Woman, was an international bestseller; her collection of poems, Linea de Fuego, won the esteemed Casa de las Americas Prize in 1978. She is the author of the award-winning The Country Under My Skin and The Scroll of Seduction. Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand won the prestigious 2008 Biblioteca Breve Prize. She lives in Santa Monica, California, and Managua, Nicaragua.