Alcolea Serrano, Ana

Ana Alcolea was born in Zaragoza, she lives between Spain, Italy and Norway. She graduated in Hispanic Philology and has a diploma in English Philology, she has been a Language and Literature teacher for twenty-six years. In her years of teaching she wrote literary research articles, as well as didactic editions of classic works. In 2001, her first novel, The Lost Medallion, was published, which has been followed by more than twenty-five titles. In 2020 she made her first foray into musical theater with a play about Beethoven. Her audience includes children, adolescents and adults. Her works and her involvement in promoting reading have been awarded both nationally and internationally. Among others, he has obtained the following recognitions: in 2011 the Anaya award for The Darkest Night, which also won the CCEI award and is part, along with his other works, of the prestigious White Ravens list, issued each year by the Internationale Jugendbibliothek from Munich. Several of her works have appeared in the annual selection of the Cuatrogatos Foundation of Miami (United States), as well as in the OEPLI. She has given conferences and held meetings with readers in Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, the United States, Colombia, Mexico and Norway. In 2016 she was awarded the Cervantes Chico award for her career in children's and youth literature. In 2020 she received the prestigious Aragonese Letters Award and in 2021, the José Antonio Labordeta Foundation Award. Ana Alcolea believes that places and objects tell us many stories: we just have to ask them with curiosity, enthusiasm and respect. Every year she spends time in a lonely cabin in the mountains of Norway. The Night of the Red Moon is her first novel in Edebé.