Ana Cristina Herreros
Ana Cristina Herreros has a PhD on the influence of popular poetry on the poets of the 20th Century. Her research on storytelling took her to perform in theatres, libraries, schools, hospitals, and prisons. At the time of the war in Kosovo in the 1990s, she got engaged in a project investigating Mediterranean folk sources for peace intervention that resulted in her book Folk Tales of the Mediterranean. Her The Book of Spanish Monsters, and Magical Geography received the Spanish Book of the year award in 2009 and 2011, respectively. After founding her own publishing house, Libros de las Malas Compañías, she has been collecting tales from Africa.