Bernardo Atxaga

Bernardo Atxaga is the pseudonym of José Irazu Garmendia. He was born in Asteasu, Basque Country, in 1951. He graduated in Economic Science at the University of Bilbao and between 1981 and 1984 he studied Philosophy at the University of Barcelona. He began his professional career as an economist, teacher of Basque, bookseller, print shop employee, radio scriptwriter, etc., before deciding in 1980 to devote himself completely to his literary work. Bernardo Atxaga writes in Basque, and generally translates his texts into Spanish himself. His books have also been translated into many other languages.

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