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Pablo Aranda Ruiz

Pablo Aranda Ruiz was born in Málaga in 1968 and died at the age of fifty-two, in his hometown, on 1st  August 2020, of stomach cancer. A Graduate in Hispanic Philology, he worked as a teacher, writer and journalist. Since the publication of La otra ciudad, finalist for the Primavera Award 2003, and winning the 10th Andalusian Critics' Award for the best first novel, he fully devoted himself to writing books and articles.

His most notable works include: Desprendimiento de rutina (2003), which won the Diario Sur Award for Short Novel, El orden improbable (2004), Ucrania (2006), winner of the II Premio Málaga, Los soldados (2013), El Protegido (2015) and La distancia (2018). The author's first venture into children's fiction, Fede quiere ser pirata (2012), won the Premio de Literatura Infantil Ciudad de Málaga, which encouraged him to continue with this genre. For young readers, he wrote this novel, El mundo del revés, which he was unable to see published, and which now appears as a posthumous work.