Kirmen Uribe won the National Prize for Literature in Spain for his first novel Bilbao-New York-Bilbao (Coffee House Press, 2023). Written in Basque, his books have been translated into over twenty langagues. His first poetry collection, Meanwhile Take My hand was published by Graywolf in 2007 in Elizabeth Macklin’s translation. His works have been published in several American publications such as The New Yorker and The Paris Review. In 2017, he was selected for the International Writers Program (IWP) in Iowa. He is now based in New York City, where he teaches at the MFA of Creative Writing in Spanish at New York University (NYU). His most recent novel, The Past Life of Dolphins, written during the NYPL Cullman Center Fellowship, is being translated into English by Megan McDowell.