Biography

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Fran Alonso (Vigo, 1963), a writer, editor and journalist, is the Subdirector of the Edición Xeral in Xerais, a publishing house where he has been working since 1992, mainly carrying out duties related to literary edition, and he was the vice-president of the Galician Association of Editors (2006-2010). He was a contributor for Diario 16 de Galicia, La Voz de Galicia, the El País supplement «Luces», and the weekly newspaper A Nosa Terra. As a writer, he has published more than 25 works and has won several literary awards. Among his narrative works, the following can be highlighted: Tráiler (1991), Cemiterio de elefantes (1994), Silencio (1995), O brillo dos elefantes (1999), Males de cabeza (2001), Cartas de amor (2006), Ninguén (2011) and A punta de pistola (2012). As a poet, he has published Persianas, pedramol e outros nervios (1992), Tortillas para os obreiros (1996), Cidades (1997), Subversións (2001), Balada solitaria (2004), O meu gato é un poeta (2011), Transición (2011) and Poétic@ (2015). He has also published the illustrated albums A casa da duna (2002) and A araña e mais eu, translated to english by Kalandraka as The spider and me.