Marilar Aleixandre

novelist, poet, translator, Marilar Aleixandre uses Galician as literary language and claims to have a forked tongue, but she says that not all beasts with cleaved tongue are evil. About books, she says that at the end they are messages written with ink, spit or blood which we throw to the void hoping that someone would get them. She likes to pick up stray words, and keeps them between the lines of stories or poems. She works in one of the oldest (500 years) Galician enterprises.

She lives in Santiago de Compostela where she teaches Science Education and Environmental Education in the University, and she writes novels, poems and short stories. Along her books there are topics such as treason, particularly treason to oneself, and the tortuous relations inside families.