Esther Vilar was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied medicine and sociology before becoming a writer. She followed the world-wide success of The Manipulated Man with two more books about the relationship between the sexes, The Polygamous Sex and The End of Manipulation, the novels The Mosquito and The Mathematics of Nina Gluckstein and numerous plays, includingThe American Popess and Speer.
Her novel The Seven Fires of Mademoiselle has recently been published in English.
Her latest play is Jealousy. She lives in Barcelona and London.