Vanesa Pérez-Sauquillo (Madrid, Spain 1978) is a poet, writer of children’s books and translator.


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Her books of poetry have received many prestigious awards in Spain, including the Premio Ojo Crítico from Radio Nacional de España. Her poems have been selected for many poetry anthologies (Hiperión, Castalia, Cervantes Institute, University of Manchester, University of Milan…) and have been included in textbooks in Spain and Brazil. In addition, she’s been invited to give recitals at numerous universities in and outside of Spain, as well as cultural centers and poetry festivals, often accompanied by the guitarist Paul Gladis.

Her latest book of poetry, La isla que prefieren los pájaros, was chosen as one of the best books of poetry from 2014 by a panel of critics from Babelia and El Cultural (national newspapers El País and El Mundo).

Video of the ceremony where Vanesa Pérez-Sauquillo received the Ojo Crítico Award

As a Children's and Young Adult's book author, her books have been translated into various languages and published in Europe, USA and Latin America.

More information in the “Books” section.

Her most prominent translations include the poetry of Dylan Thomas (in collaboration with Niall Binns), Roald Dahl and Tim Burton. Her translation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky was selected for the IBBY Honor List (International Board on Books for Young People).