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Elvira Lindo
 ©Ivan Giménez-Seix Barral
©Ivan Giménez-Seix Barral

Elvira Lindo

Cádiz, España, 22 de janeiro de 1962

Elvira Lindo (Cadiz, 1962) is worldwide known as the writer of Manolito Gafotas, the unforgettable character she created back in 1994. Manolito's stories are a modern classic; wonderfully told in the 8 novels that have sold in huge amounts all over the world, won her the National Prize for Children's and Youth Literature in 1998. There is also a forthcoming TV series, based on Manolito's adventures, produced by a major L.A. studio, with Elvira Lindo herself at the helm of the writers room.

Equally impressive is Elvira Lindo's career as Adult Fiction Books writer:

She received, in 2005, the Biblioteca Breve Prize for her novel A Word from You. Her novels include The Other Neighbourhood (1998), Something More Unexpected than Death (2003), What I Have Left to Live (2010) and Places I Don’t Want to Share With Anyone (2011), all of them meeting both critical praise and relevant commercial success.

She has written numerous screenplays. Winner of the Atlántida Prize given by the Editors Union of Catalonia in 2009, she contributes regularly to El País newspaper.