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Alfredo Conde

  • Alfredo Conde © EFE

    Alfredo Conde © EFE






Date of birth

Jan 5, 1945

"Writer. His extensive writing is mainly in Galician and he is considered to be one of the most important voices in contemporary Galician narrative."

He was born in Allariz, Orense in1945 into an erudite middle-class family. The writer states that his father, a professed pro-Galician, instilled in him a love for the land and its language. He studied Marine Engineering in A Coruña and History at the University of Santiago de Compostela. His social commitment to Galicia led him into politics and he was an independent member parliament with the Galician Social Party, and Minister for Culture between 1987 and 1990. He established his reputation at the beginning of the 1980s when his first novels were published. These combined the culture of rural Galicia with the present-day situation there, in a highly original way, through a narrative voice with outstanding power of imagination and expression.


National Narrative Literature Award for ‘Xa vai o griffon no vento’

Essential works

  • Work of culture - Generic image

    El Griffón

    Historical-mythological novel by writer and politician Alfredo Conde, in which two stories are brought together despite being separated by four centuries.

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Other highlighted works

  • O contubernio
  • Mencer de lúas
  • Mementos de vivos
  • Come e bebe que o barco é do amo
  • Breixo
  • Memoria de Noa
  • Los otros días
  • Barriga Verde e o demo negro

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