Kirmen Uribe (Ondarroa, 1970) is, according to the critics, one of the most relevant writers of his generation in Spain. Bilbao-New York-Bilbao earned him, at thirty-nine, the biggest and most prestigious literary distinction for a Spanish author, the National Prize of Literature. His works have been published in several American publications as The New Yorker, Open City, Circumference or Little Star. He has a column at El País Semanal. He writes in Euskera (Basque).