Katixa Agirre

About

Katixa Agirre was born in the Spanish Basque Country in 1981. She has a degree in communication, she teaches at the University of the Basque Country and and lives in Bilbao. After several collections of short stories and children’s books, her novel, Los Turistas desganados, was published in 2017, has been translated into several
several languages and won the 111 Akademia prize.Katixa Agirre translated her second novel, Not the Mothers, into Spanish herself, inspired by several news stories and fuelled by caustic reflection. It has been reprinted four times and has been enthusiastically received in Spain. It will also be translated into Dutch, Catalan and English.

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Autobiography for Quais du Polar

As a child I always imagined myself as a private investigator, wearing a hat, smoking cynically. But I am not a cynic, and I am too much of a coward to start nosing around crime. So I write. And sometimes I wear a hat. And I rarely smoke.

Crime Favourites

Noir novel : Laëtitia ou la fin des hommes, Ivan Jablonka

movie : Unbelievable, Michael Chabon

Noir song : Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy, The Dø

Noir writer : Patricia Highsmith

 

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