Andrés Kalawski

Andrés Kalawski
Author
Children & Ya

After studying acting at Pontificia Universidad Católica, Andrés Kalawski received a master’s degree in Literature from Universidad de Chile, and a Ph.D. in History from Pontificia Universidad Católica. He has directed a dozen theatrical works, many of which have been featured in festivals in Chile and abroad. His written work has appeared in both individual publications as well as anthologies, in Chile, Cuba and Mexico. He has published poetry (Communist Youth Award, 2002), books for children (Marta Brunet Award, 2012 and Colibrí Medal, 2017), and he has also worked on television scripts, for which he has been twice nominated for the Altazor prize, in 2006 and 2008. A panelist on Radio Cooperativa since 2014, he is presently Artistic Director of Teatro Universidad Católica.

Books

The Girl Who Got Lost in her Hair

A story about fears and the monsters living withing us.
Summary

Lucia is a girl who gets easily angry. When she does, she covers her face with her beautiful long black hair. One day, she got very angry and did not find any better idea that proceed as usual.

By the time she tried to get out from those multiple strands, she saw a light and walked towards it, thinking she would finally find the way out.  But only when she got there, she discovered what was really hidden inside her hair…

A journey into a girl who learns to overcome her own fears.

Category
Children & Ya
Fiction
Text
Andrés Kalawski
Illustrations
Andrea Ugarte
Publisher
Alfaguara
Year
2012
Language
Spanish
ISBN
978-956-347-343- 8
Pages
52pp
Cover
Softcover
Size
15,5x19cm

An Empty Space

This is Felipe's life journal. Follow him while he investigates the mystery that keeps him awake.
Summary

The protagonist of this story has just moved into a new house. Everything seems to be going well, until he starts hearing strange noises at night and his toys start to get messy on their own, without explanation.

“Dear Diary: This ghost is not that of a person, it is that of one thing: in my room there is a ghost of a piano. So when things get messy they leave that big empty space, like the shape of a sofa”.

Winner of the Hummingbird Medal 2017 (IBBY Chile) for Best Children's Fiction Writer.

Category
Children & Ya
Fiction
Text
Andrés Kalawski
Illustrations
Catalina Bu
Publisher
Planeta
Year
2017
Language
Spanish
ISBN
978-956-360-119-0
Pages
60pp
Cover
Softcover
Size
19X14cm