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Alejandro Palomas

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"Translator and writer. Alejandro Palomas’ works deal with current issues in an original way, and have been translated into eight languages."

Alejandro Palomas was born in Barcelona in 1967. He studied English philology and has a Master’s degree in Poetics from the New College of California in San Francisco. He began by translating classic works in English until he crossed over to literature. He has written novels such as 'El secreto de los Hoffman' and 'El alma del Mundo', but his greatest success has been in children’s books: 'Un hijo', the second book in the trilogy 'Una Madre' (A Mother), 'Un Hijo' (A Son) and 'Un Perro' (A Dog), won the National Children’s and Young Adult’s Literature Award in 2016.


National Children’s and Young Adult’s Literature Award (2016)

Nadal Prize (2018)

Essential works

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    Un hijo

    Together with other titles by the same author, such as 'Una madre' (A mother) and 'Un perro' (A dog), this novel for children deals with modern issues in a moving and original way.

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Other highlighted works

  • Un hijo
  • El alma del mundo
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