Kirmen Uribe

Kirmen Uribe (born Ondarroa, Basque Country, 1970) is one of the most significant writers of his generation in Spain. He won the National Prize of Literature in Spain in 2009 for his first novel Bilbao–New York–Bilbao, a work of originality that was received as a literary event. It has been translated into more than fourteen languages, including French (Gallimard) and Japanese (Hakusui Sha). His poetry collection Meanwhile Take My Hand (Graywolf, 2007), translated into English by Elizabeth Macklin, was shortlisted for the 2008 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. The first draft of his latest novel Mussche (Lo que mueve el mundo, Seix Barral, 2013) was completed during a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito,California. His work has appeared in several European and American publications including The New Yorker and El País. He writes in the Basque Language.


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