From Basauri (Bizkaia) by birth and Arbizu (Navarre) by adoption, Jon Arretxe holds a doctorate in Basque Philology and a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, and he has completed Piano and Vocal Studies at the Vitoria-Gasteiz and Bilbao conservatories. This successful multifaceted author has been a professional writer for a long time, yet he also offers talks about his travels and his books and he sings opera too, both in choirs and solo. His more than 30 books are made up mostly of travel accounts, children’s literature and detective fiction. In regard to this latter genre, he has to date published Xahmaran, Tangerko Ametsak and eight novels in the saga about the private investigator Toure.
Jon Arretxe’s Festival appearance is generously supported by Etxepare Basque Institute.