About the Author
Laura Gallego was born in Valencia (Spain) in 1977. When she was eleven, she started to work on her first novel together with a friend. That book was never published, but she always dreamed of being a writer. Finally, at the age of twenty-one, her novel Finis Mundi won a literary competition (El Barco de Vapor). That is how she managed to get published for the first time, although it was actually the fourteenth book she wrote. Since then, she hasn’t stopped writing. She has had over thirty books published in Spain, most of them novels for young adults with a fantasy theme, and her work has been translated into many languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Korean.
In 2011, Gallego received the Cervantes Chico Award recognizing her entire works and in 2012 her novel Donde los árboles cantan won the National Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.