Agustín Sánchez Aguilar (Barcelona, 1971), with the children fable Sé tortuga (Be a Turtle), and Luis Leante (Caravaca de la Cruz, 1963), with the Y-A crime fiction Territorio desconocido (Unknown Territory), are the winners of the 31st edition of the edebé awards for Children's and Young - Adult Literature according to the unanimous vote of the jury.
Sé tortuga (Be a Turtle) is the story of a famous lyrical singer rooster fallen from grace, who is forced to teach a group of centenary turtles to sing. A fable that invites readers to enjoy every little moment of life with intensity, with characters that portray themselves through what they say and do. And what they say and do is as crazy as touching but as real as life itself. A very funny tale of friendship, of second chances, which confirms that the power of fables is still very much alive.
On its turn, Territorio desconocido (Unknown Territory) consolidates Luis Leante talented career for younger readers with a story that tackles a serious issue: public humiliation. Without a single narrator and a single truth, the plot is explained through the voices of young and adult witnesses, sometimes contradictory, that allow us to understand the pain and mental collapse of the victim.