Manuel Rivas

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Manuel Rivas

Manuel Rivas (born in A Coruña, Spain on 24 October 1957)[1] is a Galician writer, poet and journalist. He began his career in some Spanish newspapers like El Ideal Gallego, La Voz de Galicia, El País, and was the sub-editor of Diario 16 in Galicia. Rivas has written well known poems, novels, articles and literature essays.

Rivas is considered a revolutionary in contemporary Galician literature. He was a founding member of Greenpeace Spain, and played an important role during the Prestige oil spill near the Galician coast. Some of his work has been adapted to cinema, such as A lingua das bolboretas and O Lápis do Carpinteiro.

Rivas's book Qué me quieres, amor? (1996), a series of sixteen short stories, was adapted by director José Luis Cuerda for his film A lingua das bolboretas ("Butterfly"). O lápis do carpinteiro ("The Carpenter's Pencil") has been published in nine countries and is the most widely translated work in the history of Galician literature.

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Poems

  • Libro de Entroido (1979)
  • Balada nas praias do Oeste (1985)
  • Mohicania (1987)
  • Ningún cisne (1989)
  • O pobo da noite (1996)

Novels

  • Todo ben (1985)
  • Un millón de vacas (1989), premio da Crítica
  • Os comedores de patacas (1991)
  • En salvaxe compaña (1994)
  • Qué me quieres, amor? (1996)
  • Bala perdida (1997)
  • O lápis do carpinteiro (1998) ("The Carpenter's Pencil")
  • Ela, maldita alma (1999)
  • A man dos paíños (2000)
  • Galicia, Galicia (2001)
  • As chamadas perdidas (2002)
  • Contos de Nadal (2004)
  • Os libros arden mal (2006) ("Books Burn Badly" (2010))
  • Todo é silencio (2010)

Essays

  • "El bonsái atlántico" (1994)
  • "El periodismo es un cuento" (1997)
  • "Toxos e flores" (1999)
  • "Galicia, Galicia" (2001)

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