Ana Pessoa (1982) is a Portuguese writer and translator living in Brussels. She has published three books for young adults: Mary John, Supergiant (White Ravens Catalogue 2015) and The Karate Girls' Red Notebook (Branquinho da Fonseca prize 2011). Ana's books are also published in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. In her free time she writes in a blog (www.belgavista.blogspot.com ) and eats Belgian chocolate. She also participates in several writers' groups. Many of her stories won awards in Portugal and abroad (Jovens Criadores 2013, Portugal; Castello di Duino 2011, Italy; Sea of Words 2010, Spain).
Ana is one of the 39 emerging writers under 40 years old selected to participate in the European Children’s Literature Hay Festival – Aarhus 39 in 2017.