Kirmen Uribe was born in 1957 in Ondarroa, a fishing village about an hour from Bilbao. His father was a trawlerman. He studied Basque philology at the University of the Basque Country–Gasteiz and then did post-graduate study in comparative literature at the University of Trento in Italy. His initial work was in poetry but he has since written two novels and works for children.
Note: where there is no translation into English, title of translation into Spanish is given, if translated into Spanish
1996 Lizardi eta erotismoa (essay)
2001 Bitartean heldu eskutik (Meanwhile Take My Hand) (poetry)
2003 Ez naiz ilehoria, eta zer? (children’s)
2003 Garmendia eta zaldun beltz (Garmendia and the Black Rider) (children’s)
2004 Garmendia errege (children’s)
2005 Guti (children’s)
2006 Garmendia eta Fannyren sekretua (children’s)
2007 Portukoplak (anthology).
2008 Bilbao-New York-Bilbao (Bilbao-New York-Bilbao) (novel)
2012 Mussche (Lo que mueve el mundo) (novel)
2016 Elkarrekin esnatzeko ordua (La hora de despertarnos juntos) (novel)
2019 17 segundo