Karmele Jaio Eiguren (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1970) has written three collections of stories – Hamabost zauri [Fifteen Wounds] (Elkar, 2004; Heridas crónicas, 2010, Ttarttalo), Zu bezain ahul [As Weak As You] (2007, Elkar) and Ez naiz ni [Not Me] (2102, Elkar) – three novels – Amaren eskuak [My Mother’s Hands] (2006, Elkar; Las manos de mi madre, Ttarttalo, 2008) and Musika airean [Music in the Air] (2010, Elkar; Música en el aire, Ttarttalo, 2013) and Aitaren etxea  (Elkar, 2019), La casa del padre (Destino, 2020) , and a book of poetry, Orain hilak ditugu (2015, Elkar). Amaren eskuak [My Mother’s Hands], which was well received by Basque readers, has been adapted for the screen by Mireia Gabilondo and was presented at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Her stories have also been adapted for the theater: in 2010, Ramón Barea directed her work Ecografías [Ultrasound], which was based on the author’s short story of the same title. Her short stories has been published  in Best European Fiction 2017 antology and in many other antologies. The English translation of Amaren Eskuak, Her mother’s hands(Parthian Books) was presentated in the Edinburgh Book Festival 2018. This book won the English Pen Translation Award. The novel Aitaren etxea  has won the Euskadi Prize of Literature. 

La casa del padre (Destino)

Her mother’s hands (Parthian Books)

Best European Fiction 2017 (Dalkey Archive Press)


The Penguin Book of Spanish Short stories



Ten books from the Basque Country

Zero hours on the Boulevard. Tales of independence and belonging (Parthian Books)

Our Wars. Short Fictions on Basque conflicts. (University of Nevada)


Ultrasounds. Basque Women Writers on Motherhood


Zero hours on the Boulevard (Parthian Books)

Glass containers. Booktegi. Three short stories to download

Emekiro. Verhalen van jonge schrijfters uit baskenland (Zirimiripress Amsterdam)


Mutters hande (Pahl-Rugenstein)


Музыка в воздухе 


Las manos de mi madre (Ttarttalo, 2008)


Heridas crónicas (Ttarttalo, 2010)


Música en el aire (Ttarttalo, 2013)


Nuestras guerras. Relatos sobre los conflictos vascos. (Lengua de trapo, 2014)


Orain hilak ditugu (Elkar, 2015)


Ez naiz ni (Elkar, 2012)

ez naiz ni AZALA.indd

Musika airean (Elkar, 2009)


Zu bezain ahul (Elkar, 2007)


Amaren Eskuak (Elkar, 2006)


Hamabost zauri (Elkar, 2004)


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