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Andrea Maturana


Andrea Maturana

 Andrea Maturana was born in Santiago, Chile in 1969. She studied biology but has always been interested in writing. When she was little, she used to write and illustrate tiny books out of carefully folded sheets of paper. When she was older, she began to take part in literary workshops and decided to become a writer. She received her first writing award at the age of seventeen and has since earned several more.

Andrea Maturana says that being a writer is like any other job, but with one main disadvantage; "to write well, you have to be extra observant, even to the point of picking everything to bits. After a while you realize that you are watching your life more than living it."

Andrea Maturana

Books by Andrea Maturana

written by Andrea Maturana with illustrations by Francisco Javier Olea - Children's, Friendship, Picture

Maia and Nico are best friends. They never get tired of playing together. Unexpectedly, though, Nico and his family have to move far away for a while. Maia is devastated. Now time passes slowly, and the emptiness is with Maia everywhere she goes. She makes her way through the dark days, bored and alone. But, slowly, things begin to change, and Maria meets an unexpected companion and makes a new friend. She even discovers a new passion. Her life has become so happy and full, in fact, that she worries there will no longer be enough room for Nico.