Manuel Rivas Barrós

Category: Xornalista, poeta e narrador
Birth Date: 24 de outubro de 1957
Birth Place: A Coruña

Real Academia Galega

Manuel Rivas Barrós needs writing. When he was fifteen, he began to work in El Ideal Gallego. He took a degree in Information Sciences at the Complutense University in Madrid. He entered the Galician Academy on 12th December 2009.

 Work & Activities

Part of his journalistic work is collected in books like Galicia, bonsai atlántico, Toxos e Flores, El periodismo es un cuento, Muller no baño, Galicia, Galicia, Unha espía no reino de Galicia, Os Grouchos, A corpo aberto  and Episodios Galegos.

As a narrator, he published story books like Un millón de vacas (Spanish Critic Prize) and Que me queres, amor? (National Narrative Prize 1996) and the novels En salvaxe compaña (Galician Critic Prize), O lapis do carpinteiro (Spanish Critic Prize) and Os libros arden mal (Galician and Spanish Critic Prize, Ánxel Casal Prize, prize of the Association of Writers in Galician Language and Book of the Year 2006 in the Book Fair of Madrid). Todo é silencio (2010) is his last novel. It was awarded the prize of the Association of Writers and was finalist of the Hammett Prize.

Regarding poetry, O pobo da noite (1997) and Do descoñecido ao descoñecido (2003) are some examples. His last poetry book, A desaparición da neve (2009), was published in Galician, Spanish, Basque and Catalan. As for drama, he published O heroe (2005), staged by Sarabela.

In 2001, he was awarded Arcebispo Juan de San Clemente Narrative Prize and the prize of the 50th anniversary of the Belgian section of International Amnesty.

In 2007, he was awarded Losada Diéguez Prize.

In 2009, he was elected member of the Galician Academy. That same year he read his admission speech titled A boca da literatura (Memoria, ecoloxía, lingua).

For his journalistic activity, he was awarded Fernández Latorre, Puro de Cora and Fernández del Riego Prizes. In 2011, he was awarded the prize of Luís Tilve Foundation for his labour in favour of social causes.


Text taken from the web of the Galician Academy