Born in Washington D.C. of Spanish parents, she learned to read and write in Paris, where she returned twenty years later to work for the Gallimard publishing house.
After studying at the Lycée français in Madrid and earning a B.A. in Philosophy at the Universidad Complutense, she started her professional career in publishing at Alfaguara Infantil-Juvenil. At Alfaguara she began in the negotiation of rights, attending the Frankfurt and Bologna Book Fairs.
She began publishing proper working at Gallimard Jeunesse, where she translated several novels from spanish and english to french. She also wrote the book Luis Madrid for the series "Le journal d'un enfant".After ten years in Paris, she returned to Madrid to take up a job as the Director of the Rights Department at the Author’s Rights Office of the PRISA group. During this time she gained extensive experience in representing authors and handling rights.
In 2005, she set up her literary agency: Agencia Literaria Virginia López-Ballesteros.
In 2016, Agencia Virginia López-Ballesteros broadened its portfolio to include theatre, representing Spanish playwrights in- and outside Spain as well as non-Spanish authors in Spain.
Virginia López-Ballesteros also adapts French plays for performances in Spanish, and Spanish and English plays for performances in France.
FILMS & TV
Since 2016, Scenic Rights (www.scenicrights.com) handles the AV rights of the Works represented the Agency Virginia López-Ballesteros.