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Elvira Lindo

Elvira Lindo

 Elvira Lindo

Elvira Lindo (born 23 January 1962 in Cádiz, Spain) is a Spanish journalist and writer. At the age of 12 Lindo moved to Madrid, where she studied journalism. She did not get her degree, as she began to work in television and radio as a speaker, actress and scriptwriter. Her first novel was based on one of her fictional radio characters, the madrileņo boy Manolito Gafotas, who has become a classic of Spanish children's literature. Manolito is the son of a trucker and lives a humble life in the working-class quarter of Carabanchel. The character was the protagonist of several first-person novels written with a solid style that includes humour, irony and sharp social criticism. Lindo has also written adult novels and plays; she is the screenwriter of the film La primera noche de mi vida, and collaborated with director Miguel Albadalejo on the screenplays for Manolito Gafotas and Ataque verbal. She also adapted the screenplay Plenilunio from the novel by her husband, Antonio Muñoz Molina. Ever since her husband Antonio Muñoz Molina was appointed director of the Instituto Cervantes of New York, Lindo has lived in New York City. She often writes for the Spanish-language newspaper El País, contributing editorials, and writes freelance work for other magazines and newspapers. In 1998 Lindo was awarded the Premio Nacional de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil (National Award for Children's and Youth Literature) for her book Los trapos sucios de Manolito Gafotas, and she received the Biblioteca Breve Award for her adult novel 'Una palabra tuya'. Her next book,'Lo que me queda por vivir' was released on September 3rd 2010.

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342228 Don de gentes £16.75
364114 30 maneras de quitarse el sombrero £13.95
026699 30 maneras de quitarse el sombrero £18.95
027547 Noches sin dormir £19.95

Spanish : Popular Fiction

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026096 Olivia y la carta a los Reyes Magos £6.40

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Manolito Gafotas (Seix Barral series)

A series of Spanish children's novels about a working class little boy from Madrid. Manolito's adventures have inspired two films and the author was awarded the Premio Nacional de Literatura Infantil ...


027558 ¡Cómo molo! £9.30
027542 Los trapos sucios £9.30
027540 Manolito Gafotas (Seix Barral series) £9.30
027766 Manolito on the road £9.30
027564 Manolito tiene un secreto £9.30
111644 Mejor Manolo £13.95
027762 Pobre Manolito £9.30
027781 Yo y el imbécil £9.30


025299 A corazón abierto £26.75
026778 El otro barrio £10.95
351433 El otro barrio £10.75
326563 Lo que me queda por vivir £13.75
027768 Lugares que no quiero compartir con nadie £11.50
321552 Una palabra tuya £10.75
135938 Una palabra tuya £16.95

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