Martha Riva Palacio Obón

Martha Riva Palacio Obón is a Mexican author of novels, poetry, stories, and television for children of all ages. She won the 2011 Premio Barco de Vapor for Mermaids Dream of Trilobites (which was also selected in 2013 for the White Ravens International Children’s Library Catalog), as well as the 2014 Premio Hispanoamericano de Poesía para Niños for her illustrated poetry book Lunática. Her bilingual picture book Beso / Kiss was published in the US by Scholastic in 2017 and in Malta in 2018. She has a degree in psychology.

The English translation of Mermaids Dream of Trilobites is forthcoming from Bloomsbury.

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