2022 Edition: November 2 to 6
ELISABETTA GNONE: FANTASY, IMAGINATION AND THE ART OF TELLING IMMORTAL TALES
She is one of the great European figures of fantasy for children and teenagers. The Italian Elisabetta Gnone, who created the comic book series W.I.T.C.H. almost a decade ago and had previously been behind some of Disney’s most successful magazines, has written two of the most popular illustrated sagas for children. The first of these, Fairy Oak, sold over four million copies and, after thousands of readers demanded its return for years, it has just returned with its fifth instalment, La història perduda, which has already been sold in 23 countries. The second, Las historias de Olga de papel, is a celebration of the art of storytelling, with a fascinating monster of sadness appearing in its second part. Elisabetta Gnone will talk about all this, about her art and her projects, her worlds and her characters and, above all, about how she sees fantasy, to a leading specialist in children's and young adult literature, the head of the Children's and Youth Literature Documents Service (SDLIJ), Anna Herráez.
Elisabetta Gnone is an Italian writer who has previously directed Disney magazines such as Bambi, Minnie and Chip y Chop. She is the brains behind the W.I.T.C.H. series of comics and the author of internationally acclaimed children’s and young adult series such as Olga de papel and Fairy Oak, of which the new Fairy Oak: La història perduda has just been published.
Anna Herráez is a specialist in children’s and young adult literature and head of the SDLIJ, the Children's and Youth Literature Documents Service of the Xavier Benguerel Library in Barcelona.