Álvaro Magalhães was born in Porto in 1951. His work for children and young people, which integrates poetry, short stories, fiction and dramatic texts, is divided by about 80 titles, characterized by originality and invention, both in the choice of themes and treatment.
He was awarded several times by the Portuguese Writers Association and the Ministry of Culture. In 2002, O limpa-palavras e outros poemas was integrated in the Honor List of the Hans Christian Andersen Prize and in 2004, Hipopóptimos - A love story was honored with the Calouste Gulbenkian Grand Prix. Several of its publications are part of the National Reading Plan and are included in the corpus of Portuguese Curricular Goals. Part of his work (21 titles) are published in Spain, France, Brazil and South Korea.