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MĒ Jose Olaziregi Alustiza

Donostia (San Sebastian), 1963.

She holds a PhD in Basque literature. She is a lecturer at the University of the Basque Country (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain). She also has a MA on the Promotion of Reading Habits from the Ramon Llull University (Barcelona), and is currently completing a MA in Studies in Fiction at the University of East Anglia (UK). In 1997, Dr Olaziregi was awarded the Becerro de Bengoa Prize for the essay Bernardo Atxagaren irakurlea (Bernardo Atxaga’s Reader). She has given lectures in many universities (such as, Université Michel de Montaigne-Bordeaux III in France, Università di Bologna and Università Degli Studi di Milano in Italy, Univerzita Karlova in the Check Republic, University of Nevada in the U.S.A., Universidad de Santiago, Universidad de A Coruna, UNED, Universitá de Spain).

Since 2003, she has been the editor of the Basque Literature in Translation Series at the Center for Basque Studies (University of Nevada, Reno) and the director of the website. She has written numerous forewords for Basque novels and anthologies, and published essays in international journals, some of which have been translated into languages such as English, French, Spanish, Czech, Slovenian and Italian. She specialises in contemporary Basque literature and is renowned for her critical work on Bernardo Atxaga. She is the author of seven books on Basque literature; among them Euskal eleberriaren historia (History of the Basque Novel, 2001), and Waking the Hedgehog. The Literary Universe of Bernardo Atxaga, (University of Nevada Press, 2005 – translated from Basque by Amaia Gabantxo). She has edited anthologies such as: Etzikoak. Antologija sodobne baskovske knjizesnosti, published in Slovenian in 2006 and An Anthology of Basque Short Stories (2004). The latter has been translated into Spanish (2005), Russian (2006) and Italian (2007).

Marijo Olaziregi was a member of IBBY´s executive committee in 2004-2006 and has been a member of the Royal Academy of the Basque Language since 2000. She is presently editing A History of Basque Literature (Center for Basque Studies-University of Nevada, 2008).


2004 | Center for Basque Studies, Reno (Nevada)


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