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Harkaitz Cano

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Harkaitz Cano

Harkaitz Cano was born in San Sebastian in 1975. Among his books are the short-story collections Beti oporretan (Permanent Vacation, 2015)  and Neguko zirkua (Winter Circus, Spanish Critics Prize). He wrote Piano gainean gosaltzen (Breakfasting on the Piano), a chronicle born of the time he spent in New York before September 11, 2001. Also connected to his stay in this city is the poetry collection Norbait dabil sute-eskaileran (Somebody’s Out on the Fire Escape). His most celebrated book to date is Twist (2011), an ambitious novel with great psychological depth. Cano has taken part in a number of  performances combining literature with music, dance, and other arts, and regularly writes lyrics for many singers and groups, as well as scripts. 

Photograph © Sushi Maky

Articles by Harkaitz Cano

Life with a Tiger
By Harkaitz Cano
Hardly anyone comes to visit when you live with a tiger.
Translated from Basque by Amaia Gabantxo
Multilingual
You Shouldn’t Make It Too Easy for Them
By Harkaitz Cano
I was only nine at the time but I still remember the day we found out that the reservoir project was going ahead and that our house was going to be submerged by the waters. There was no turning back.…
Translated from Basque by Sarah J. Turtle & Iñaki Mendiguren