Xavier Mínguez-López is Associate Professor in the Department of Didactics of Language and Literature at the University of Valencia. He conducted his PhD on Interculturality in Catalan Literature for Children and Young People. He was Researcher at Yokohama National University in Japan where he carried on a research on comprehension of Japanese animation, and also in the International Youth Library in Munich. His other lines of research are Children’s Literature, Literary Education and Animation. He has published more than a dozen books for children. He is co-director (with Tzina Kalogirou) of the Journal of Literary Education.