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Pilar Lozano, Celso Román and Irene Vasco in conversation with Fernando Rojas

Three great classics

Cartagena 2019, 

Three great Colombian children’s literature authors talk about the importance and challenges of writing for children. Pilar Lozano is author of a long list of kids’ books that cover subjects such as the history of Colombia. Her latest book is La historia, los viajes y la abuela, whilst her most well-known work is, without a doubt, Colombia, mi abuelo y yo. Celso Román’s background is as a veterinary doctor and visual artist before he began writing for younger readers. His oeuvre includes 60 titles of children’s books, several of them touching upon the subject of nature and looking after the environment in books such as El árbol de los tucanes (2011), Rogelio y la bolsa (2013) and Hijos de Madre Tierra (2017). He won the Enka Award with Los amigos del hombre. Irene Vasco has written some thirty books, among them titles such as A veces (2005), Medalla de honor (2006), Lugares fantásticos de Colombia (2007), La independencia de Colombia: Así fue (2009), Mambrú perdió la guerra (2012) and Letras al carbón (2015). Fernando Rojas will chair the panel.

Pilar Lozano, Celso Román and Irene Vasco in conversation with Fernando Rojas