Photo credit: Jon Hernaez

Karmele Jaio

Photo credit: Jon Hernaez

Karmele Jaio

Karmele Jaio Eiguren (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1970) has written three collections of stories – Fifteen Wounds, As Weak As You and Not Me, – three novels – My Mother’s Hands, Music in the Air and My Father’s House and a book of poetry. My Father’s House has won the Euskadi Prize of Literature, the highest award in Basque literature. My Mother’s Hands is one of the best-selling books in Basque Literature, has been adapted for the screen and won the English Pen Translation Award. Her stories have also been adapted for the theater and published in some antologies: Best European Fiction 2017 and The Penguin Book of Spanish Short Stories among others.

Karmele Jaio Eiguren’s Festival appearance is generously supported by the Etxepare Basque Institute.

Karmele Jaio is published by Dedalus Books

Photo credit: Jon Hernaez

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My Father’s House by Karmele Jaio, 2023

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