Who is Manuel Rivas?
Manuel Rivas is a Galician writer, poet and journalist. He began his career in some Spanish newspapers like El Ideal Gallego, La Voz de Galicia, El País, and was the sub-editor of Diario 16 in Galicia. Rivas has written well known poems, novels, articles and literature essays.
Rivas is considered a revolutionary in contemporary Galician literature. He was a founding member of Greenpeace Spain, and played an important role during the Prestige oil spill near the Galician coast. Some of his work has been adapted to cinema, such as A lingua das bolboretas and O Lápis do Carpinteiro.
Rivas's book Qué me quieres, amor?, a series of sixteen short stories, was adapted by director José Luis Cuerda for his film A lingua das bolboretas. O lápis do carpinteiro has been published in nine countries and is the most widely translated work in the history of Galician literature.
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