Ramón Chao Rego

Category: Journalist and writer
Birth Date: 21st July 1935
Birth Place: Vilalba (Lugo)


Since he was a child, he showed his skill at music, mainly at the piano. After getting a grant from the Town Hall of Vilalba and the County Council Offices of Lugo, he moved to Madrid to study piano, harmony and Secondary Education. When he was twenty, he went to Paris by means of a grant from the Spanish Government. In Paris, he became a journalist and started to work at the French National Radio. He directed all the programmes in Galician language and became editor-in-chief of all the programmes for Latin America and Spain.

 Work & Activities

He created the tale contest 'Juan Rulfo'. Works: 1973. -Georges Brassens (biografía) (Júcar, editor). 1975. -Guía secreta de París (76, Borak, 1975). 1976. -Despois de Franco, España (Felmar, Madrid). 1982. -El Lago de Como (novela) (Argos, Vergara).. 1984. -Palabras en el Tiempo (Argos, Vergara). 1992. -Un posible Onetti (Stock-Paris). 1990. -Son adelfas (Christian Bougots-Paris). 1994. -Un tren de hielo y fuego (El Europeo - Madrid - Actes Sud Francia). 1999. -Prisciliano de Compostela (Seix Barral). - O camiño de Prisciliano (Espiral Maior). He was correspondent of 'La Voz de Galicia' for ten years and 'Triunfo' for twenty years, literary critic of 'Le Monde' (Paris), collaborator of 'Le Monde Diplomatique'.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He won three international radio prizes: 'Radio España' with 'Julio Cortazar', 'Radio España' with 'De Berceo al altiplano' and 'Radio La Habana' with 'De la Bastilla a Moncada'.