16-18 years old Basque Students have chosen Kirmen Uribe’s last book Mussche Uribe as the most liked of the year. The award is named JUUL in memory of the Flemish writer and illustrator Gregie Meyer (1951-1998). He wrote a book called Juul who spoke about a child suffering bullying. The Juul campaign is organized by [...]
Kirmen Uribe is a poet of wide concerns, politically engaged, with an inclusive, humanist awareness and a direct, distinctive voice.
PEN American Center.
Within a month of its publication already is in bookshops the second edition of Lo que mueve el mundo (What makes move the world, Seix Barral). The novel is having a very good reception by readers, booksellers and critics.
Kirmen Uribe has published a report on the Japanese literary magazine Subaru in its April issue. The report, entitled “Okinawako leizeak” (The caves of Okinawa) tells the writer’s visit to the archipelago: the continued presence of U.S. military bases, the still open wounds of the Second World War, the decline of Uchinaguchi, the language of [...]
"Lo que mueve el mundo": Kirmen Uribe's new novel "Lo que mueve el mundo" (What Makes Moves The World) has been published in Spanish (Seix Barral, 2013-03-12), Catalan (Edicions 62) and Galician (Xerais).
In May 1937, after the bombing of Guernica, thousands of Basque children left the port of Santurce way to exile. Among them was Carmen, a girl of eight years who was hosted in the home of a writer (Robert Mussche) in Ghent, Belgium. The writer's life changes with the arrival of the child and, gradually, the events lead to an unexpected ending.
"A thrilling novel from the first line to the last. The vicissitudes of the young Belgian writer related to Basque war children, is a narrative tense, exemplary in its structure and that oozes authenticity".
César Coca, El Correo.
"Lo que mueve el mundo contains a very attractive human matter. Little by little, is talking about moral issues and emotional, friendship, selflessness and quiet heroism, love ..."
Santos Sanz Villanueva, El Cultural, El Mundo.
"Kirmen Uribe is a writer able to tell a good story in 200 pages when many need twice without achieving the same result. The book is written with the simplicity that characterizes him and never leave us indifferent".
Gabriel María Otalora, Deia.
"Closely tied to the aesthetics of Emmanuel Carrère and J. M. Coetzee, Kirmen Uribe wanted to pay tribute to a friend soon disappeared, to whom it is addressed, almost in a whisper, the narrator of the novel, to tell a story of memory and emotional resistance".
Jon Kortazar, Babelia, El País.