Manuel Rivas

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Manuel Rivas

Manuel Rivas Barrós (born 24 October 1957 in A Coruña, Spain)[1] is a Galician writer, poet and journalist.

Biography[edit]

Manuel Rivas Barrós began his writing career at age 15 years.[2] He has written articles and literature essays for Spanish newspapers and television stations like Television de Galicia, El Ideal Gallego, La Voz de Galicia, El País, and was the sub-editor of Diario 16 in Galicia. He was a founding member of Greenpeace Spain, and played an important role during the 2002 Prestige oil spill near the Galician coast.

Work[edit]

As of 2017, Rivas has published 9 anthologies of poetry, 14 novels and several literature essays. He is considered a revolutionary in contemporary Galician literature. His 1996 book Qué me quieres, amor?, a series of sixteen short stories, was adapted by director José Luis Cuerda for his film A lingua das bolboretas La lengua de las mariposas ("Butterfly"). His 1998 novel 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. It also was adapted to cinema as O Lápis do Carpinteiro.

Bibliography[edit]

Poems

  • Libro de Entroido (1979)
  • Balada nas praias do Oeste (1985)
  • Mohicania (1987)
  • Ningún cisne (1989)
  • O pobo da noite (1996)
  • Do descoñecido ao descoñecido. Obra poética (1980-2003) (2003)
  • El pueblo de la noche y mohicania revisitada. (2004)
  • A desaparición da neve. (2009)
  • A boca da terra. (2015)

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)

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivas, Manuel (in Spanish) escritores.org, 27 November 2013
  2. ^ Manuel Rivas interview Radio y Televisión Española 10 February 2010, 55 min (Spanish)

External links[edit]