David Otero Fernández


Category: Teacher and writer
Birth Date: 27th December 1946
Birth Place: Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña)
Telephone: 986573069
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 Curriculum

He is a foundation member of the following institutions: Pen Club of Galician Writers, Galix (‘Asociación Galega do Libro Infantil e Xuvenil’), Castelao Foundation, ‘O Brado’ Cultural Association, Alexandre Bóveda Foundation, ‘Pedrón de Ouro’, ‘Padroado San Martiño’, ‘Colectivo Cultural Estradense’, ‘Asociación dos amigos dos Pendellos’ of A Golada, ‘Movimiento de Renovación Pedagógico - Nova Escola Galega’, AELG (Association of Writers in Galician Language) and Irimia. He participates in groups related to pedagogic renewal, reading encouragement and psychomotor activity. He was on the editorial staff of the Galician language and literature programmes for non universitary education. He also collaborated in Galician language textbooks for ‘Xerais’ and ‘Galaxia’ and codirected ‘Árbore’ Collection (a collection of children’s books of Galaxia publishing house).

 Work & Activities

He has published the following children’s books: ‘Cousas para facer, dicir e pensar’, ‘O albendar dos animais’, ‘Por se che pasa’ (A Tartaruga Collection, Galaxia), ‘A verdade na bufarda’ and ‘Chano’ (Árbore Collection, Galaxia) and ‘Contos de ir e volver’ (Nabarquela Collection, Irindo).
He also wrote biographies (‘Castelao Corenta anos despois’, Ed O Castro; ‘A vida de Rafael Dieste’; ‘A vida de Xesús Ferro Couselo’; ‘Don Eladio Rodríguez González’; Árbore Collection, Galaxia and ‘Castelao’, Biografías Collection, Irindo), Galician language didactics (‘¿Qué facer coas palabras?’, Ágora Collection, Galaxia), poetry (‘Para iso está o futuro’, Ed. A Fervenza) and narrative (‘Castromil no espello de Compostela’, Contos do Castromil Collection, Irindo). He collaborated in the following collective books: ‘Contos da Xustiza’ (Irindo), ‘Manuel D. Varela Buxán. O Patriarca do Teatro Galego’ (Deza Básicos Collection, 3), ‘Polos camiños da literatura, Escritores Galegos do PEN’ (Pen Clube de Galicia-Xunta), ‘Manuel Reimóndez Portela na lembranza’ (O Castro), ‘Un futuro para a lingua’ (Xunta de Galicia), ‘Manuel María’ (Ophiusa), ‘Territorio Auroral’ (Consorcio de Santiago), ‘Actas Congresos Castelao’ (1986 and 2000), Castelao Foundation and Xunta de Galicia, ‘Actas Congreso Eladio Rodríguez González’ (Xunta de Galicia), ‘Meniños’ (Xunta de Galicia), ‘Dez anos creando ilusións’ (Don Bosco Youth Centre), ‘E dixo o corvo’ (Hospital Xeral de Galicia and Xunta de Galicia), ‘Contos para nenos’ (Citania), ‘Contos de ler e contar’ (Consellería de Cultura), ‘Narradio, 56 historias no ar’ (Xerais), ‘Homenaxe poética ao Trobador Xohán de Requeixo’ (Xosé Méndez and X. Lois García) and ‘VI forxa literaria. Encontros Culturais no Rural’ (‘A Solaina de Piloño’ Museum Foundation).

 Other Interesting Aspects

He collaborates in different magazines and newspapers such as ‘El Correo Gallego’, ‘O Correo Galego’, ‘Revista Galega de educación’, ‘Fadamorgana’, ‘Faro de Vigo’, ‘La Voz de Galicia’, ‘Diario de Pontevedra’ and ‘Tabeirós Terra’.