Anna Manso was born in the Gràcia district of Barcelona and is the sixth of seven children. So many people at home meant that she had to think of a way to get noticed. As a child she was useless at about everything and the only activity she really liked was reading. And she was a reading machine!
The step from reading to writing although small, is dangerous because you get hooked. Anna went the long way around: she studied cinema and worked as a scriptwriter.
She has made programs, series and children’s corners for Catalonian Autonomic Television as well known as ClubSuper3, MIC, Una mà de contes, Ventdelpla, El cor de la ciutat’, KMM o 39+1.
She has a column in the supplement Criatures published by the newspaper ARA called La Pitjor Mare del Mon / The worst Mother in the World, in which she examines maternity from a highly personal point of view and a great deal of humour (she has three kids), and relates the ups and downs of being in charge of three youngsters.
The worst Mother in the World is available as a blog and as a book.
Anna Manso writes mainly for children and young people because this comes straight from her heart.
She won twice the prestigious Gran Angular Prize for juvenile literature: in 2008 for Canelons Freds / Cold Cannelloni and in 2016 for Allò de l’avi/ About my Grandfather.