Lawrence Schimel


Lawrence Schimel writes in both Spanish and English and also translates in both directions.

His own picture books have won a Crystal Kite Award from SCBWI and have been selected for the White Ravens from the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany and chosen for IBBY’s Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities three times.

His translations into English have won a Highly Commended Award in the 2020 CLiPPA and twice a PEN Translates Award from English PEN, among other honours.

He was one of the original founders of #WorldKidLitMonth and lives in Madrid, Spain.