Elvira Lindo studied journalism and has been a radio host for Spanish Public Radio (RTVE). She wrote scripts for SER Radio Station and several television programs. It was in these scripts that the character of Manolito Gafotas (Manolito ‘Four-Eyes’, 994) first appeared. Manolito Gafotas is a children’s classic in Spain, where it has inspired feature films and TV series. It has also been published in twenty other countries. Elvira Lindo, winner of Spain’s National Children’s Book Award 1998, wrote for a younger audience a total of five books, whose main protagonists are Olivia and her Bosom Friends which appeared in 1997. Then there are her adult books, El otro barrio (The other Neighbourhood, 1998), Algo más inesperado que la muerte (Something far more unexpected than death, 2007) and Lo que me queda por vivir (What I have Left to Live, 2010); a piece for the theater, La ley de la selva (The Law of the Jungle), as well as her lively chronicles for El País' summer supplement Tinto de verano (Summer Wine), El mundo es un pañuelo (The World is a Handkerchief), and Otro verano contigo (Another Summer with you). In 2005 she received the Biblioteca Breve Award for her novel Una palabra tuya (A Word from You, 2005) whose cinematographic version has already been premiered in the cinema. She has also written a number of movie scripts. Elvira Lindo is regular contributor in the El País, Spain’s leading newspaper. Lugares que no quiero compartir con nadie (2011) is her latest work. Her work has been translated into many languages.