Biography

Vanesa Pérez-Sauquillo (Madrid, Spain 1978) is a poet, writer of Children’s and Young Adult books and translator.

Her books of poetry have received many prestigious awards in Spain, including the Premio Ojo Crítico from Radio Nacional de España. Her poems, also translate into other languages, have been selected for many poetry anthologies (Hiperión, Castalia, Cervantes Institute, University of Manchester, University of Milan…) and have been included in textbooks in Spain, USA and Brazil. In addition, she’s been invited to give recitals at numerous universities in and outside of Spain, as well as cultural centers and poetry festivals, often accompanied by the guitarist Paul Gladis.

One of her latest books of poetry, La isla que prefieren los pájaros, was chosen as one of the best books of poetry from 2014 by a panel of critics from Babelia and El Cultural (national newspapers El País and El Mundo).

Video of the ceremony where Vanesa Pérez-Sauquillo received the Ojo Crítico Award.

As a Children's and Young Adult's book author, her books have been translated into various languages and published in Europe, USA, Asia and Latin America.

More information in the “Children's & YA” and "Poetry" sections.

Among the over 60 titles she's published are translations including bestselling English Children's and Young Adult's titles such as Isidora Moon, Elmer and poetry by Tim Burton, the poetry of Dylan Thomas (in collaboration with Niall Binns) and Roald Dahl. Her translation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky was selected for the IBBY Honor List (International Board on Books for Young People).

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