Amaia Hennebutte

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Amaia was born in the Northern Basque Country in 1972. She became a writer and illustrator of children’s and young adult literature in the year 2000, when she published her first illustrated book. The production of children’s literature in Basque showed major gaps at the time. Amaia has taught 3–12 year-olds for 20 years, and children’s literature has always been the basis of this work, with the aim of making her students keen readers and writers. She has published 11 illustrated books to date, and is currently the artistic director of the KIRIBIL art company, as well as an actress and storyteller. She was recently appointed president of the GALTZAGORRI Association, where she takes part in activities intended to promote and develop children’s and young adult literature produced in the Basque language.