López Gallego, Manuel

Manuel López Gallego was born in Camelle (La Coruña) in 1960, but has always lived in Extremadura, where his family is from. He studied Teaching in Badajoz and Hispanic Philology in Cáceres. He was a teacher for some years and later a teacher of Language and Literature in Secondary and Baccalaureate. He began writing books of stories (The Palace Door, The Tightrope Walk, Novena of Saint Matthias) and travel books (Southern Stations, The River of the Wolf), but since he discovered literature for young people he has not abandoned this genre. With it he has achieved readers and recognition: the Reading is Living award in 2006, the Villa de Pozuelo award and the Córdoba Provincial Council award. His titles are: The Soul of the Forest, Marco Polo's Apple, The Shipwreck, The Poet and Death and Blue Wind.