Alberto Ferreras is a New York based writer and filmmaker. He is known for his award winning novel “B as in Beauty”—published by the Hachette Book Group and Random House in the U.S., Espasa in Spain, and Baldini-Castoldi in Italy—, and for “Habla”, a 13-part documentary series created for HBO Latino in 2003. Ferreras is also one of the creators of “El Perro y el Gato” a bilingual children’s animated show for HBO Family, and “Madres y Comadres” the first web-novela produced by Kmart for the Hispanic market of the U.S.
Ferreras has directed advertising campaigns for Dish Latino, MetroPlus, Verizon Wireless, Walgreens, and Pampers, and recently finished the newest installment of Habla: “Habla Women” a one hour special that will premiere on HBO Latino in April 2013.
He’s a songwriter as well. His Spanish version of the song “What it feels like for a Girl” (Lo que siente la mujer) which was included in Madonna’s Drowned World Tour and performed for millions of fans around the world.
As a journalist, he has collaborated with Vanity Fair Spain, The Miami Herald (El Nuevo Herald), Gay City News in New York, Distrikt Magazine, and Venezuela’s most important publications including El Universal, El Nacional, Producto, Primicia, and Estilo.
In 2010 he received the International Latino Book Award, category Best Popular Fiction-English, for his first novel “B as in Beauty” (Grand Central Publishing, 2009) which has been published in three languages.
Ferreras has been a guest speaker at Wellesley College, Dartmouth College, El Museo del Barrio, and the Smithsonian Institute.
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