Suso de Toro

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is De Toro and the second or maternal family name is Santos.
Suso de Toro
Born Xesús Miguel de Toro Santos
(1956-01-10) January 10, 1956 (age 58)
Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
Occupation Novelist, playwright, scriptwriter
Language Galician
Nationality Spanish

Xesús Miguel "Suso" de Toro Santos (born January 10, 1956) is a Spanish writer. A modern and contemporary arts graduate, he has published more than twenty novels and plays in Galician. He is a television scriptwriter and regular contributor to the press and radio. Suso de Toro writes in Galician and sometimes translates his own work into Spanish.

His works have been translated into several languages, and have been taught in European universities. There are plans to make three of his works into films: A Sombra Cazadora, Non Volvas, and Calzados Lola.

Works[edit]

  • Caixón desastre (1983)
  • Polaroid (1986)
  • Land Rover (1988)
  • Ambulancia (1990)
  • Tic-tac (1993)
  • A Sombra Cazadora (1994) Edicións Xerais
  • Conta Saldada (1996)
  • Unha Rosa é unha Rosa (1997), theater
  • Calzados Lola (1997)
  • Círculo (1998)
  • Non Volvas (2000) Edicións Xerais
  • Trece badaladas (2002)
  • El príncipe manco (2004)
  • Morgun (2004)
  • Home sen nome (2006)
  • Sete Palabras (2009) Edicións Xerais; self-translated as Siete Palabras (2010) Alianza Editorial

Journalism[edit]

  • Parado na tormenta (1996)
  • Eterno retorno (1996)
  • O país da brétema (2000)
  • A carreira do salmón (2001)
  • Nunca mais Galiza á intemperie (2002)
  • Españois todos: As cartas sobre a mesa (2004)
  • Ten que doer: literatura e identidade (2004)
  • Outra idea de España: Mar de fondo (2005)
  • Madera de Zapatero (2005)
  • Outra Galiza (2008)

Awards[edit]

  • Premio de la Crítica de Galicia
  • Premio de la Crítica de narrativa gallega (twice)
  • Premio Blanco Amor
  • Premio Nacional de Narrativa

References[edit]

  • "Suso de Toro". Bibioteca Virtual Galega (in Gallego). Retrieved 10 July 2010. 

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