Who am I?

Andrea Aguilar-Calderón

yoHello! I’m Andrea and I was born in San Jose, Costa Rica, in 1981. I’m a journalist and I have studies in Spanish Philology.

I write since I was a little girl. Back on those days, when I didn’t know how to write, I used to make ​​drawings in sequence to tell the stories that I used to imagine. Then I learned to read and to write by myself, since I couldn’t wait to go to school. As you can see, it’s my passion.

In my country, I won the Letra Joven Literature Award three times (1995, 1997 and 1999) and the Letra Nova Literature Award (2005) in the categories of short stories and essay. Also, I received one of the scholarships Ruta Quetzal Argentaria of the Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 1998. That was the first time I traveled in my life and I found out that backpacking is my second passion.

I have worked for mass media, government agencies and private companies in Costa Rica, Chile, Spain and Central America.

On the rocking the horse is the English version of my travel blog in Spanish: Sobre el caballito. Based on it, Onada Edicions published my first novel in Spain On the wooden rocking horse, with which I got the VIII International Travel Literature Award City of Benicàssim 2012. (Only available in Spanish).

Currently, I work as a journalist, translator, proofreader and freelance writer as I continue traveling .

If you speak Spanish, you can find out more about me as a writer on my website: andreaaguilar-calderon.com