2012 Hans Christian Andersen Author Winner: argentinian Maria Teresa Andruetto

Ms. Andruetto’s novels for young adults focus on challenging readers to consider difficult topics like migration, injustice, love, poverty, and violence. In addition to her writing accomplishments, Ms. Andruetto teaches writing at all levels and helps at-risk youth learn the power of creative expression. She is the co-founder of the Children’s and Youth Literature Publication and Research Centre in her native Argentina, which promotes reading and quality literature as fundamental to the development of children and teenagers.

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