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Juan Martin Elexpuru Arregi

Bergara (Gipuzkoa),1950

He studied Philosophy and Basque Philology. He first started teaching in the "Ikastolas" (Basque-medium schools) before moving to the UNED (Open University) in Bergara. He worked in the university's Basque Department from 1976 until 1996, the year it was closed down.

In 2000 he began writing the scripts for the Goenkale soap opera and is the editor of the Literotura collection of erotic books produced by the Txalaparta publishing house. His novel Krabelina Beltza and an anthology of erotic texts in Basque called Euskal lizunkeriaren antologia were published as part of this collection. He has also worked as the scriptwriter for the Balbemendi television series.

He has written literature for children: Pernando Plaentziarra, Marea bizirik zozomikoetan, among others. For adults he has written two travel books: Alpeen itzalpean and Kuba triste dago and, in addition, he has written short stories.

Outside the field of literary work, he has produced a dictionary of the Basque of Bergara and has done translations. And as part of a team he has worked on two books for preparing the EGA Basque proficiency exam and on research of the Basque language in Bergara. Furthermore, he is the director of the ethnographical-dialectology project Bergara aldeko berbak eta langintza zaharrak, which runs to a total of four volumes.

Between 2001 and 2005 he was the coordinator for Gipuzkoa of the Aralar political party.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

1988 Bergarako Euskera | Bergarako udala
2004 Bergara aldeko Hiztegia | Bergarako udala
2009 Iruña-Veleiako euskarazko grafitoak | Arabera
1987 Lasai Juanantonio,lasai | Gipuzkoako Kutxa
1984 Fernando Plaentziarra | Elkar

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2011 Euskal Idazleen Elkartea
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