Mikel Santiago

Scenic Rights is the audiovisual co-agency of Mikel Santiago.  

Mikel Santiago is a Basque writer currently recognized as one of the best international authors of thrillers, noir and fantasy novels.  He studied Sociology, and has lived in Ireland and the Netherlands. He began his literary activity by publishing books and short stories online, and self-published four books through a platform for independent writers.

In addition to his career as a novelist, he works on concepts and scripts for series. In 2021, he entered into the world of podcasts with his first original audioseries, Tricia, that has reaped great success amongst the Storytel audience.  Several of his titles are in the process of being adapted for the small and big screen.



Mikel Santiago is a best-selling author with almost a million copies sold worldwide. His books have been translated to many languages and have been published in some twenty countries, winning over readers and literary critics alike.

His books have climbed to the top of the bestseller lists in Spain, having sold close to half a million copies in Spain alone. He is currently considered one of the best thriller authors internationally. His novel, La isla de las últimas voces, is a bestseller with tens of thousands of copies sold in Spain.

With El mentiroso he began a series of novels set in an imaginary village in the Basque Country, where his work En plena noche and his upcoming work, Entre los muertos (2022), takes place.

The plots of his novels are easily adaptable to the audiovisual format. The rights to them are constantly being considered by major production companies.


What the critics said:

“Truly addictive.”  Publishers Weekly Magazine

“Start reading Mikel novels like there’s no tomorrow.” El Mundo Newspaper