Maite Carranza was born in Barcelona and studied Anthropology at university. After a period of teaching, she began writing, both literature and for TV. She's written over 50 books, and has been recognised with some of Spain's most prestigious literary prizes including the Serra d'Or Critic Award, and the Spanish National Award (or Cerantes Chio Award) for her body of literature. Her fantasy trilogy La Guerra De Las Brujaz has been translated into over 30 languages. The Film of Our Life won the El Vaixell De Vapor award. She is a frequent visitor to schools and libraries.