María Teresa Andruetto - WINNER

María Teresa Andruetto - WINNER

 

Argentina

 

Over the last 27 years María Teresa Andruetto has been one of the co-founders of CEDILIJ (Children’s and Youth Literature Publication and Research Centre), publishing secretary to Piedra Libre magazine and member of the advising council of PROPALE (Reading Programme/National University of Córdoba). She has participated in many reading programmes in Argentina, and has worked as a member of training teams for teachers at all levels in creative reading and writing.  She has helped children, teenagers and young adults in social-risk situations learn about the writing process within official programmes, private institutions, as well as inside and outside schools.  She has also been a teacher at secondary and tertiary school and worked many years training teachers.

She is a well-known poet writing for adults.  Her novels are for adults as well as for young people and they tell us about migration, our roots, inner worlds, injustice, love, crisis, poverty, solidarity, violence and political affairs.

Among other awards, she has received the V Iberoamericano SM de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil in 2009.