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. His poetry collection Meanwhile Take My Hand (Graywolf, 2007), translated into English by Elizabeth Macklin, was a finalist for the 2008 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. He was a 2018-2019 Fellow of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers in the New York Public Library. He writes in Euskera (Basque) and lives in New York with his family.