Elvira Lindo (Cadiz, 1962) holds a degree in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid. In 1981 she began to work as scriptwriter, announcer, commentator and presenter in Radio Nacional de España (RNE). She worked in these areas again in Cadena SER and in television. In 1996 she started working in films as a scriptwriter and in 1998 she began working with the daily El País. She has received the International Journalism Prize in 2015 and the Atlántida Prize from the Publishers’ Guild of Catalonia in 2009.
In 1993 she decided to take a sabbatical from her TV work to write. The known character she had introduced in RNE became the book Manolito Gafotas (1994), the first one in a series published by Alfaguara, which has been translated into over 20 languages. Los trapos sucios (1998) was awarded the National Children’s and Young Person’s Literature Prize in 1998.
Her work also includes the novels El Otro Barrio (1998), Una palabra tuya (2005), which won the Biblioteca Breve Award for Novels, Lo que me queda por vivir (2010), Noches sin dormir (2015) or A corazón abierto (2020), all of them published by Seix Barral.
Her chronicles for El País have been collected in Tinto de verano (Fulgencio Pimentel, 2001), Otro verano contigo (Aguilar, 2002), Don de gentes (Alfaguara, 2011), and 30 maneras de quitarse el sombrero (Seix Barral, 2018).
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