Walcyr Carrasco was born in Bernardino de Campos, in the state of São Paulo. With a primary background in Journalism, he has built an acclaimed screenwriting career in both television and theater, having published over 60 books for audiences of all ages. The Brazilian National Foundation for Youth Literature has honored its distinguished Highly Recommended label to his adaptations for Les Miserables and Around the World in 80 Days. Petty Crimes, The Lady of the Candles and Together Forever are among some of his most famous work, having sold over 4 million copies combined and receiving numerous literature prizes. His intense creativity, elaborated plots and keen sense of humor have earned him international praise. He is also a member of the São Paulo Academy of Literature.