Xoán Bernárdez Vilar


Category: Writer
Birth Date: 5th April 1936
Birth Place: Marín (Pontevedra)
Telephone: 986299259

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 Curriculum

He studied Secondary Education in Vigo, Teaching in Pontevedra and took a degree and a doctor's degree in Geography and History at Vigo University (Campus of Ourense). He worked in the bank firm 'Caixavigo' for forty years. He edited the weekly paper 'Galicia Social' (1964-67), the magazine 'Latexo' (the bulletin of the bank firm 'Caixavigo', 1966-70 and 1993-97) and made about 800 radio programmes about Galicia's History on the radio stations 'La Voz de Vigo' (1965-75) and 'Radio Ecca' (during the 80's).

 Work & Activities

In addition to several stories and collaborations in magazines, he published some books. He usually writes historical narrative and was awarded many literary prizes. These are some of his most important books: Un home de Vilameán. Anatomía da Revolución Irmandiña (1975), ¡Ouveade, naves de Tarish! (1983), No ano do Cometa (1986), ¡Xerusalén, Xerusalén! (1992), Big-Bang (1993) and A Saga da illa sen noite (2001). He has also written the following research works: Pescudas nas orixes do mito de Tristán e Iseu (1986), Galicia no século VI a.C. (1990), Exipto, a viaxe perdida de Egeria (1990), O incógnito monte Zephiro da "Ora Marítima" (1991), A etapa portuguesa de Colón e a súa viaxe a Tila (1992), El Guerrero del Antifaz: Aproximación espacio-temporal (1998), A Xeografía do mito de Tristán e Iseu (2000), Antes da invención de América. Navegacións precolombinas do século XV (2001) and Vidas paralelas: Alexandre-Augusto (2001). He has also given lectures about Literature in Galicia and London.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He got important prizes such as the prize awarded by the Foundation of Galician Culture in Montevideo; 'Galicia' Research Prize, awarded by Santiago de Compostela University; 'Casa Galicia' Prize in León; 'Xerais' Narrative Prize; 'Taboada Chivite' Research Prize, awarded by the City Council of Verín - Ourense; 'Concello de Vilalba' Narrative Prize (on two occasions) and the Theatre Prize awarded by Vigo University. He travelled around 28 countries and has about 8,000 books and 15,000 short stories.