Pedro Mañas

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Pedro Mañas is among the most emblematic authors of children and young adult literature in Spain. His degree is in English Philology from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Today, Pedro balances his literary career with events and activities in educational centers, all in hopes of promoting reading in young audiences. Besides this, his other great facet is theater, directing many children and adult productions with his company La Cama sin Hacer. His readers and critics praise his works and have agreed to highlight his humor, originality, and the ability to recreate fantasy within everyday life situations.



Pedro Mañas’ works are popular among both children and  educators, since they use his books as reading and learning material in school. His books have been recognized throughout the world and have been translated in to many languages such as Chinese, Portuguese, French, German, Turkish and Czech.

His novel The Secret Life of Rebecca Paradise (La vida secreta de  Rebecca Paradise) is the winner of the very prestigious El Barco de Vapor Award. Among the most important awards the author has received are: first place at the XXVI Vila d’Ibi Children’s Narrative Contest, the XII Annual Literatura Infantil Leer es Vivir Award, the III Annual Literatura Infantil Ciudad de Málaga Award and the Narrativa Breve Award.