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Anjel Lertxundi Esnal

Orio (Gipuzkoa), 1948.

He was born on the Andu farm and that is where he gets his nickname from. He studied at the Seminary in Donostia-San Sebastian. He did Teacher Training (in Donostia) and graduated in Arts (in Rome and Valencia).

He worked as a teacher at the Salbatore Mitxelena Ikastola or Basque-medium school in Zarautz (Gipuzkoa) and was the head teacher for four years. He lectured in Basque Literature and Universal Literature between 1979 and 1989 at the Teacher Training College belonging to the Diocese of Donostia.

He had his first book published in 1970: Hunik arrats artean (lur, 1970), which is a collection of short stories. Since then his literary production has been constantly growing (see the bibliography section). As far as his literary work is concerned, he has, since then, in addition to novels and collections of short stories, been writing articles, essays and literature for children and young people.

He also worked as a journalist during the year that the newspaper Egin was created, and later as a contributor to the newspapers Egunkaria, Berria, Diario Vasco, El País, El Mundo, La Vanguardia, Diario 16 and El Correo and to many magazines.

He has also been involved in catalogues for artists' exhibitions. They include the following: the one on Ramón Serras for the cultural services company Ikeder; on Agustin Sagasti for the Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa Foundation; for the Anthological Exhibition on Andrés Nagel for the Koldo Mitxelena Provincial Library of Donostia. He does literary and film reviews for the Diario Vasco, El Mundo, the magazine for the Donostia-San Sebastian Film Festival and for the newspapers Egunkaria and Berria.

He has won the Euskadi Prize twice (for his works Hamaseigarrenean, aidanez (Erein, 1981), and Argizariaren egunak (Alberdania, 1999) and on two occasions the Critics Award (Kapitain frakasa (Erein, 1992) and Hamaseigarrenean, aidanez).

He was one of the founders of the EIE-Basque Writers' Association and its first Chairperson. He is an associate member of the Euskaltzaindia (Royal Academy of the Basque Language).


2018 Este muro de hielo
2018 Este muro de hielo
2018 Horma
2017 Hitz beste 2003-2017 : Anjel Lertxundiren zutabeen antolojia
2017 Horma


1971-10-10 Ajea du Urturik | Zeruko Argia
1973-11-25 Goiko kale | Zeruko Argia
1982-01 Tristeak kontsolatzeko liburua | Susa
1982-02 Anjel Lertxundi: Tristeak kontsolatzeko makina | Idatz & Mintz




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