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Bernardo Atxaga

Biography

Bernardo Atxaga – real name José Irazu Garmendia – was born in 1951 in Aesteasu near San Sebastián. His father was a carpenter and his mother a teacher. He studied economics at the University of Bilbao. He initially worked in a bank but has held various other jobs since. He has written novels both in Spanish and in Basque.

Other links

His homepage (in English, Basque and Spanish)
Bernardo Atxaga
Bernardo Atxaga’s Literary Universe
My First Language (article by Atxaga)
Interview
Bernardo Atxaga (in Spanish)
Bernardo Atxaga (in Spanish)

Bibliography

Note: where there is no translation into English, title of translation into Spanish is given

1976 Ziutateaz I (fiction)
1976 Ziutateaz II (fiction)
1978 Etiopia (poetry)
1979 Nikolasaren abenturak eta kalenturak (children’s)
1979 Ramuntxo detektibea (Ramuntxo detective) (children’s)
1982 Chuck Aranberri dentista baten etxean (children’s)
1982 Munia eta hilargia (poetry)
1982 Camilo Lizardi erretore jaunaren etxean aurkitutako gutunaren azalpena (poetry)
1982 Antonino apretaren istorioa (children’s)
1984 Bi letter jaso nituen oso denbora gutxian (fiction)
1984 Txitoen istorioa (children’s)
1984 Asto bat hypodromoan (children’s)
1984 Jimmy Potxolo (children’s)
1984 Sugeak txoriari begiratzen dionean (fiction)
1985 Bi anai (Two Brothers: The Fourth Song) (fiction)
1986 Zer gertatzen da, bibliotekan, gauez? (fiction)
1986 La cacería (children’s)
1986 Henry Bengoa Inventarium (poetry)
1987 Mikelek problema bat dauka (children’s)
1987 Astakiloak Arabian (children’s)
1987 Astakiloen izkutuko taktika (children’s)
1987 Astakiloak Finisterre aldean (Nikolasa, aventuras y locuras) (children’s)
1988 Obabakoak (Obabakoak) (novel)
1990 Poemas & híbridos (poetry)
1991 Behi euskaldun baten memoriak (Memoirs of a Basque Cow) (fiction)
1991 Flannery eta bere astakiloak (children’s)
1993 Astakiloak jo eta jo (children’s)
1993 Gizona bere bakardadean (The Lone Man) (fiction)
1995 Mundua eta Markoni (children’s)
1995 Zeru horiek (The Lone Woman) (fiction)
1995 Historias de Obaba (fiction)
1995 Xolak badu lehoien berri (Shola y los leones) (included in the Adventures of Shola collection) (children’s)
1996 Xola eta basurdeak (Shola y los jabalíes) (included in the Adventures of Shola collection) (children’s)
1996 Nueva Etiopía (poetry)
1996 Sara izeneko gizona (Un espía llamado Sara) (fiction)
1997 Markonitar handien ekintza handiak (children’s)
1998 Bambulo: Lehen urratsak (Bambulo primeros pasos) (children’s)
1998 Bambulo: Krisia (children’s)
1998 Lista de locos y otros alfabetos
1998 Euskal Herria gaur (text to photos of Alberto Shommer)
1998 Groenlandiako lezioa (non fiction)
1999 Bambulo: Ternuako penak (children’s)
1999 Aitona-amonen oroigarria (Recuerdo de mis abuelos) (memoirs)
1999 Cuentos apatridas (fiction)
2000 Xola ehitzan (children’s)
2002 Alfabeto sobre la literatura infantile (non fiction)
2003 Soinujolearen semea (The Accordionist’s Son) (fiction)
2003 Zuk-zuk jaunaren alfabeto berria (children’s)
2004 Xola eta Angelito (Shola y Angeliño) (included in the Adventures of Shola collection) (children’s)
2004 Teresa, poverina mia (fiction)
2005 Lekuak (non fiction)
2005 Nire jaioterriko jendea (La gente de mi pueblo) (children’s)
2007 Markak. Gernika 1937 (non fiction)
2007 Astakiloak afrikan (children’s)
2007 Astakiloak New Yorken (children’s)
2007 Astakiloak trasatlantiko batean (children’s)
2007 De Gernika a Guernica (children’s)
2009 Zazpi etxe Frantzian (Seven Houses in France) (fiction)
2011 Xola eta ameriketako izeba (included in the Adventures of Shola collection) (children’s)
2012 Borrokaria (The Fighter) (fiction)
2012 Paradisua eta katuak (El paraíso y los gatos) (poetry/stories)
2013 Nevadako egunak (Nevada Days) (novel)
2014 Txoriak kolpeka (novel)
2015 Muskerraren bidea : obaba eta asteasu (travel)
2015 Xola eta lapurra (children’s)
2016 Korrespondentziak = Korrespondime = Correspondencias (correspondence with Bashkim Shehu)