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Joxean Agirre Odriozola

Azpeitia, 1949

He graduated in Sociology at the University of Paris. He taught at the Ikastola or Basque-medium school in Eibar (Gipuzkoa) for two years and at the same time began studying History at the EUTG (Deusto University faculty in Donostia-San Sebastian), which he dropped during the third year, because he had started working for the newspaper Egin. He studied journalism at the EHU (University of the Basque Country) in Leioa (Bizkaia).

He worked for the daily Egin from the very beginning until it was closed down and currently works for the newspaper Gara.

He also works for the Ikastola magazine and founded the journal Bertsolari (extempore Basque poet), which he now runs.

The narrative works he has had published include Longa kapa beltza, Lehen triptikoa, Gizon bat bilutsik pasiloan barrena and Elgeta.

His novel Elgeta earned him the 1995 Irun city award for novel and Lehen triptikoa the Basque Feasts Anniversary award of Durango in 1986. This novel reflects the influence of the French avant-garde movement nouveau roman.

He has also written the biographies of the Bertsolaris (extempore Basque poets) Joxe Agirre aka Oranda and Txirrita; the one on Txirrita entitled Osaba Txirrita is for children.

In 2001 he won the Joseba Jaka award and the Rikardo Arregi award for journalism in the 90s for his interviews of Bertsolaris.

Mikel Asurmendi poses the question in his critique on Joxean Agirre's novel Romain zen bere izena published in Irunero: "Can a writer make a living solely out of literature and for literature?" This is in fact the question posed by the novel.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

1990 Gizon bat bilutsik pasiloan barrena | Elkar
1995 Elgeta |
1996 Hitza hitz. Txillardegirekin solasean | Elkar
1999 Joxe Agirre, mozketaren maisua | Bertsolari
1999 Txirrita, nire osaba | Bertsolari

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EXTRACTS

2003 | Elkar

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