Colombia) Jairo Buitrago is a children’s writer and illustrator. His books include Señor L.Fante
(2007) with illustrator Rafael Yockteng, Camino a Casa
(2008), Eloísa y los bichos
(2009), El Primer día
(2010) and Jimmy, el más grande
(2010). In 2007 he won the 11th edition of the A la Orilla del Viento of the Economic Culture Fond of Mexico with his novel Camino a Casa
, that was also included in the List of Honour of IBBY (2010). He has been a scriptwriter for TV shows for children while also having worked in literature and cinema workshops for children in vulnerable situations through the whole country. His books have been selected as the best of their rank by institutions as prestigious as Banco del libro (Venezuela) or IBBY (Mexico).