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Alfredo Gómez Cerdá

  • Alfredo Gómez Cerdá © EFE

    Alfredo Gómez Cerdá © EFE






Date of birth


"Writer. He is considered one of the foremost writers of books for children and teenagers on today's literary scene."

He was born in Madrid in 1951 and studied Hispanic Philology. After a short time as a scriptwriter and adapting novels, he entered for the Barco del Vapor Prize with his story ‘Las palabras mágicas’, winning second prize and launching a prolific career as a writer for children and teenagers. His books have been published in several European countries (France, Portugal, Germany, Denmark, etc.), America (Canada, USA, Mexico, etc.) and Asia (Korean, Lebanon and China). In 2009, he won the National Children’s and Teenage Literature Award for ‘Barro de Medellín’. His writings are rich and varied both in subject matter and types, and this has gained him innumerable prizes. He has also worked with the media.


National Children’s and Teenage Literature Award for ‘Barro de Medellín’.

Essential works

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    Barro de Medellín

    From Medellín to heaven. Even in poverty, misery, marginalisation, children’s fantasy and enthusiasms can take on life.

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Other highlighted works

  • Las palabras mágicas
  • La casa de verano
  • La ciudad que tenía de todo
  • Nano y Esmeralda
  • Alejandro no se ríe
  • Apareció en mi ventana
  • El laberinto de piedra
  • La gota de lluvia
  • Anoche hablé con la Luna
  • Sin billete de vuelta
  • El tigre que tenía miedo de las gallinas
  • El beso de una fiera
  • Noche de alacranes
  • Autobiografía de un cobarde

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