Ana Isabel Conejo was born in Tarrasa (Barcelona). She published her first poetry book when she was 19 years old after winning a literary award in Leon. Since then, she has published 15 poetry books and has won many literary awards, including the prestigious Premio Hiperión in 2005 and Premio Ojo Crítico in 2006, Premio Antonio Machado en Baeza in 2008 and Premio Internacional Manuel Acuña in Mexico in 2017 that came with a $120.000 prize, among others.
Under the pen name of Ana Alonso, she has published more than one hundred books for children and young adults in prestigious publishing houses across Europe, Korea and Japan. With Javier Pelegrin, she has created Odio el rosa, a transmedia project for young adults that has been internationally acclaimed for its innovative approach to litterature across different media and platforms.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017, she has published two poetry books about the experience of breast cancer and the gender issues it arises: Concierto para violín y cuerpo roto (Hiperión, 2018) and Todo lo abierto (Atrasalante 2019). With other women artists, she has created a platform called SOMA in order to bring art as therapy to women suffering from breast cancer.
Her latest poetry book, El lector de Dostoievski, has been published by Editorial Eolas, a Publishing House from Leon, which is going to publish also her next book, Maestros apócrifos.