Xerardo Manuel Pardo de Vera Díaz

Birth Place: A Coruña

He lived in Becerreá, Lugo, Valladolid and Santiago de Compostela until he was eighteen that left to Madrid owing to family reasons. While he was studying at Peleteiro School in Santiago, he wrote in the magazine ‘Vamos’, at the same time he practised walk and cycling. He became Galician junior runner-up.
He was one of the founders of ‘Páxina Universitaria’, a section in La Noche (he collaborated in this newspaper until its disappearance).
In Madrid, he studied Law and Journalism in the old Journalism School.

 Work & Activities

He wrote the biography and essay “Valle-Inclán:o home e o mito” and the monograph “Voltaire, la razón pertinaz”. He also collaborated in ‘Libra’ (university magazine) and participated in the creation of ‘Revista Oral’ in the Faculty of Law.
He formed part of the Spanish University Theatre and was awarded a National Performing Prize. He was one of the founders of ‘Teatro Independiente Zírculo’ and worked with ‘Los Goliardos’.
He played drums and double bass in pop groups during the 60’s and even accompanied the jazz-woman Elia Fleta.
He went on practising cycling, becoming team runner-up in Castille.
On his return to Galicia, he was Mayor of Becerreá and provincial deputy in the first elections. He collaborated as a columnist in El Progreso, El Correo Gallego and La Voz de Galicia.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He is the secretary of the Association of Information and Aid to drug addict People in Lugo, first president of the ‘Asociación de Amigos del Camino Primitivo’, president of Valle-Inclán Cultural Club, foundation member of Valle-Inclán Foundation and the association ‘Amigos del Museo Valle-Inclán’, member of the Historical and Cultural Society of Navarra, member of the Nobility of the Old Kingdom of Galicia, the Order of the Civil Merit and ‘Infanzón de Yllescas’.