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a bit about me:

Outstanding Spanish author of books for small children, middle grade readers, and young adults.

She has a degree in Physical Sciences, with a master’s in Nuclear Energy. For fifteen years she worked at a research center, Ciemat, in Spain. In 2003 she published her first children’s book, and in 2009 she left her job at the science center to devote herself entirely to Children’s and Youth Literature.

She has published more than sixty books of stories, plays, and novels.

She has received several awards and recognitions. Some of them are:

  • XI Kiriko Prize of Independent Bookshops to the Best Young Novel, Spain, 2022

  • "Premio Edebé de Literatura Infantil” granted by Edebé Publishing, Spain, 2022

  • “Fundación Cuatrogatos” Prize or List, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2016

  • Book Bank of Venezuela, 2021

  • “Gran Angular” Prize of Fundación SM Spain, 2018 

  • White Ravens List of the Internationale Jugendbibliothek München, 2019, 2018, 2016 and 2013

  • Alandar Award, 2016

  • Anaya Award, 2016

  • “Leer es vivir” Prize, granted by Everest Publishing, 2013

  • “Ala Delta” Award, 2011

For her work and for her writting career:

  • “María Elvira Muñoz-Felix” Prize, 2021

  • “Cervantes Chico” Prize, 2018

Four of her books have been translated into Chinese, Italian and Korean (3); and shortly one more into Turkish.

Two books are shortlisted in IBBY Mexico’s Recommended Book Guide, 2021.

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