Manuel Rivas

Born in October 24th, 1957

From A Coruña, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain

Manuel Rivas Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Manuel Rivas (born in A Coruña, Spain on 24 October 1957) is a Galician writer, poet and journalist. He began his career in some Spanish newspapers like El Ideal Gallego, La Voz de Galicia, El País, and was the sub-editor of Diario 16 in Galicia. Rivas has written well known poems, novels, articles and literature essays.

Rivas is considered a revolutionary in contemporary Galician literature. He was a founding member of Greenpeace Spain, and played an important role during the Prestige oil spill near the Galician coast. Some of his work has been adapted to cinema, such as A lingua das bolboretas and O Lápis do Carpinteiro. Rivas's book Qué me quieres, amor? (1996), a series of sixteen short stories, was adapted by director José Luis Cuerda for his film A lingua das bolboretas ("Butterfly").

O lápis do carpinteiro ("The Carpenter's Pencil") has been published in nine countries and is the most widely translated work in the history of Galician literature.

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Manuel Rivas Filmography