(San Sebastian, 1959) A graduate in Hispanic Philology from the University of Zaragoza, he has been living in Germany since 1985. He was a member of the Grupo CLOC de Arte y Desarte. Now considered to be one of the most outstanding fiction writers in the Spanish language, he has published the novels Fuegos con limón (1996); the Antíbula Trilogy: Los ojos vacíos (2000), Bami sin sombra (2005) and La gran Marivián (2013); El trompetista del Utopía (2003); Viaje con Clara por Alemania (2010); Años lentos (2012, 7th Tusquets Novel Prize and Madrid Booksellers’ Prize) and Ávidas pretensiones (2014 Biblioteca Breve Prize). As a short story author he has also published the volumes Los peces de la amargura (2006, 11th NH Mario Vargas Llosa Prize, 4th Dulce Chacón Prize and 2008 Real Academia Española Prize) and El vigilante del fiordo (2011). Ten years after Los peces de la amargura, Aramburu presents his latest work: Patria (2016), a major work that is a brave and moving description of the last thirty years in the Basque Country.