Marinella Terzi was born in Barcelona and nowadays she lives in Madrid. She graduated in Information Sciences (Journalism Branch) and, upon finishing her degree, worked in a newspaper and, later, as an editor in Ediciones SM, for twenty-one years, in which she directed, among others, the prestigious collection El Barco de Vapor.
She has been working as a freelance translator and editorial collaborator for the last fifteen years. She has published thirty books for children and young people, and has translated – from German, Italian and Catalan – almost one hundred and fifty works, including stories and novels, by authors such as Michael Ende, Christine Nöstlinger, Otfried Preussler, Gianni Rodari and Hermann Hasse.
She enjoys visiting schools to talk to their readers. They always discover new things about her books.
In 2005 she was awarded the Cervantes Chico Prize in Alcalá de Henares for his work as a whole. Also, in 2016, with “El hijo del pintor” and “Falsa naturaleza muerta” she was a finalist for the Fundación Cuatrogatos and Mandarache awards, respectively.