Manuel Rivas

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Manuel Rivas

Manuel Rivas Barrós (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 and televisions like Television de Galicia, 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 La lengua de las mariposas ("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)
  • 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)

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