Alvaro Bermejo

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Alvaro Bermejo
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Alvaro Bermejo in 2010
Born (1959-08-01) August 1, 1959 (age 55)
San Sebastián
Occupation Writer, Journalist
Language Spanish
Nationality Spanish
Ethnicity Spanish
Citizenship  Spain

Alvaro Bermejo Marcos (born San Sebastián, 1959) is a Spanish writer and journalist.


Born in San Sebastián, August 1, 1959. A rather unique date in the Basque Country, as referring to the same day, month and year that arose ETA. Stood well, by right of birth, in what has been called "Lead Generation" literature in Euskadi from the 70s, uniquely marked by political and social tension. After studying at the University of Deusto degree in History and Anthropology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Back in San Sebastian began his creative career as a performer within the group of counter-agitation "CLOC", which was one of its founders with Fernando Aramburu. His first major award was the City of San Sebastián in 1983 for his story The Socialist. Mercer award again five years later with a translation into Euskara another of his stories, Towards the Dawn - Egunsentirantz. Between 1983 and 1986 brought against the newspaper The Voice of Euskadi. In 1988 he began working in the Basque Journal, El Diario Vasco, covering sections of interviews and comments today as People ow Word or Living on Line. 1998 was the year of his first encounter with the sculptor Jorge Oteiza, with whom he maintained a close friendship that decisively marked his personal and creative.

Committed to his country and its reality, the shock provoked by the murder of Gregorio Ordóñez -23/01/1995- popular deputy, prompted him to mount the rostrum in a memorable tribute with such prominent intellectuals such as Fernando Savater or Kepa Aulestia. Thereafter he began to feel the pressure of radical nationalism, and was shot to death personal friends such as former Socialist minister Ernest Lluch and journalist Jose Luis Lopez de la Calle. Bermejo rejected any form of police protection and continued to live in San Sebastian, defending an independent position held by his weekly articles in El Diario Vasco. Between 1996 and 1998 coordinated the international cycle of conferences More than six proposals for the next Millennium, which was attended by thinkers like Noam Chomsky, Fernando Arrabal and François Baudrillard. From 1997 to 2007 advised the project under the skin of the other, led by Karin Ohlenschlager and Luis Rico, in collaboration with the Europe Foundation. Since 2006 is also included as an advisor to the Institute Medialab and the E-Biolab. In 2008 he led a relevant Summer School of the University of the Basque Country, Internet, The Last Utopia, attended by such prominent intellectuals as Stephan Harding, Derrick de Kerckhove and Lynn Margulis. Since 2009 began coordinating the San Sebastian node within the network Symbiolab, centered on the symbiosis cognitive, cultural, scientific and environmental. As a writer, Bermejo was released in Spain after the publication of The Kingdom of one thousand (1997) Award City of Salamanca. But previously he had published titles like The Sands and Temple (1985), The Madonna of the Storm (1989), The Descent of Orpheus (1991), Varanasi (1995) and The Game of Mandrake (1996). These four titles depararon him the National Literature Award of the Basque Government. In 2001 won the award Ateneo de Sevilla with La Piedra Iman. In 2008 he returned to win, in the chapter on Historical Novel with The Gospel of Tibet. In 2009 he received the International Prize Luis Berenguer, of El Laberinto de la Atlántida (The Labyrinth of Atlántida). In 2011 his work The amazing story of gula was named "Best Corporate Cookbook" in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, considered the Oscars of the culinary literature, sponsored by Gourmand International. This same book was selected as a candidate for the Gourmand Award "Best in the World".


Tales and Stories[edit]

  • 1990 - La torre de Casandra Colección Max Aub de Narrativa Breve. Castellón
  • 1991 - La torre de Casandra Editorial Baroja. San Sebastián
  • 1998 - La soñadora Premio Gabriel Sijé. Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo. Alicante

Teather works[edit]

  • 1992 - E lucevan le stelle Laga Editorial. Bilbao
  • 2012 - Canción de Amor para la Bestia Humana

Travel books[edit]

  • 1993 - Azul, en colaboración con Alberto Schommer

Cook books[edit]

  • 2011 - La increíble historia de la gula Editorial Nerea. San Sebastián. Prólogos de Luis Irizar y Martín Berasategi. Gourmand World Cookbook - España


  • 1986 - Las arenas y el templo Caja de Guipúzcoa, San Sebastián.
  • 1989 - La Madonna de la Tempestad Ed. Arnao. Madrid
  • 1990 - El descenso de Orfeo Arnao. Madrid
  • 1995 - 'Benarés' Edit. ‘Júcar’. Madrid.
  • 1996 - El Juego de la Mandrágora Edit. Junta de Extremadura
  • 1998 - El Reino del Año Mil Edit. Algaida. Sevilla
  • 2001 - La Piedra Imán Edit Algaida, Sevilla
  • 2008 - El Evangelio del Tíbet Edit.Algaida,Sevilla
  • 2009 - Contracorriente Editorial Nerea
  • 2010 - El Laberinto de la Atlántida Edit.Algaida,Sevilla
  • 2011 - El Clan de Atapuerca. Primera Parte. La Maldición del Hombre Jaguar. Prólogo de Eudald *Carbonell. Editorial Anaya. Madrid
  • 2012 - El Amante de Nefertiti. Editorial Algaida. Madrid
  • 2013 - El Clan de Atapuerca. La Elegida del Arco Iris. Editorial Anaya. Madrid

Literary Awards[edit]

  • 1981 - Premio Ateneo Guipuzcoano de Poesía
  • 1982 - Premio de relato Luis Buñuel
  • 1985 - Premio de relato Ciudad de San Sebastián
  • 1987 - Premio de novela Ciudad de Irún
  • 1988 - Premio de relato ‘Actual’ (Caracas)
  • 1989 - Premio de novela Pío Baroja / Gobierno Vasco
  • 1989 - Premio de relato Ciudad de San Sebastián
  • 1991 - Premio International de relatos ‘Max Aub’
  • 1991 - Premio de relato ‘Imagina Euskadi’
  • 1993 - Premio de Teatro del Gobierno Vasco
  • 1995 - Premio de novela Pío Baroja / Gobierno Vasco
  • 1997 - Premio ‘Felipe Trigo’ de novela, concedido por la Junta de Extremadura
  • 1997 - Premio de novela breve "Gabriel Sijé"
  • 1998 - Premio de novela "Ciudad de Salamanca"
  • 2001 - Premio "Ateneo de Sevilla"
  • 2001 - Premio "Certamen Periodístico Internacional San Fermín" Pamplona
  • 2007 - Premio de novela histórica “Ateneo de Sevilla”
  • 2008 - Finalista Premio “Solos de Clarín”
  • 2009 - Premio internacional de Novela Histórica Luis Berenguer"
  • 2011 - Gourmand Coobook Award, en la categoría de Best Cookbook Corporate, concedido por Gourmand International, por su libro "La increíble historia de la gula".
  • 2012 - Candidato al Premio Gourmand Best in the World 2011