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 the age of 15.[2] He has written articles and literary essays for Spanish newspapers and television stations including 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 ¿Que me queres, 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 lapis do carpinteiro 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 lapis 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 lapis do carpinteiro (1998)
  • 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. ^ "La entrevista - Manuel Rivas". Radio y Televisión Española (in Spanish). 10 February 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2020.

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