Gutiérrez won the Tormenta en un vaso Prize for the best new author in Spanish for his first novel, Rosas, restos de alas (2008). In 2001, he was a finalist for the Miguel Romero Esteo Prize for Playwriting with a play that never made it to the stage. He studied journalism in Seville but soon left the profession. Currently a teacher of literature at a secondary school in Cadiz, he lives in peace and tranquility, very close to the sea. 'Gigantomachy' is a new story.