Pumhösel Barbara

Barbara-PumhoselAuthor: Pumhösel Barbara
Where I live: I live in Florence countryside, near the ancient route to Rome.

The kind of books I write: I have written books for kids aged between 5 and 10, but I would like to explore other periods of childhood and (pre)adolescence and to deal with themes and situations which concern and surprise me.

Languages my books have been translated into: German, Turkish, Chinese, Portuguese (Brasil), Greek.

Awards and Prizes: The “Premio Pippi” for my children’s novel “La voce della neve” [The voice of snow]; Woman to be (Narrare la parità) Literary Award 2017 for an unpublished Picture Book (3rd Place)

My favourite foreign children’s writers:Leo Lionni, Gary Paulsen, Astrid Lindgren, A. A. Milne, George J. Craighead, Christine Nöstlinger, Uri Orlev, Eva Ibbotson, Babette Cole (for her irresistible picture books like Truelove, story of a lonesome dog and the meaning of love). Kate DiCamillo (I loved “Because of Winn-Dixie” translated in Italian with a title that sounds, retranslated, like “The ugliest dog of the world”), Marie-Aude Murail, Shel Silverstein, Quentin Blake and a great number of other authors. I worked for many years in a school-library and I tried to read all the books I bought for our young readers.