Carmen Posadas was born in Montevideo in 1953. She has lived in Madrid since 1965. She has also lived in Moscow, Buenos Aires and London, where her father was ambassador. She started writing for children and in 1984 won the prize of the Ministry of Culture. She is also the author of essays, film and television scripts, short stories and several novels.
Posadas is considered one of the most outstanding authors of her generation and has been honored with the Planeta Award, the Apelles Mestres Award for children's literature and the Culture Award of the Community of Madrid. Her works have been translated into more than twenty-five languages and has received critical and public acclaim.
“But if I consider it a jewel, it is because of Carmen's decision to tell us this story with an intelligent, careful and accurate humor, which she achieves not only with the narration or the dialogues, but also with the point of view of the different characters that tell the story.” Goodreads.