Ricardo Riera was born in Valencia (Venezuela) in 1978. He majored in Spanish and Latin-American Literature at the Andrés Bello Catholic University (Caracas, Venezuela) and the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain). At the age of 18, he became a finalist for the 1st Children & Young-Adult Literary Award by Norma-Fundalectura.
In the field of fantasy fiction, he has published the novels Dragún (Plaza & Janés, 2010; Montena, 2012) and Burami y el Rey Rojo (Íkaro Ediciones, 2014) as well as a volume of short stories, Damas bestias y otras (Ìkaro Ediciones, 2012), so far. He currently lives in Berlin.