Editorial Galaxia, 67 Years of Literature in Galician
Talk with Francisco Castro, Xavier Alcalá and Sarah Burne James
The Galaxia publishing house, founded in 1950, is the oldest one in Galicia. It publishes in Galician – not only works written in this language, but also the great contemporary classics of English Letters. Writers Francisco Castro and Xavier Alcalá, together with the translator from Galician into English, Sarah Burne James, will present to the British public the meritorious work of Galaxia and its incidence in Galician society.
Francisco Castro (Vigo 1966) is is the author of a wide and award-winning work, translated into several languages. Amongst his decorations are the Lueiro Rey Award (1997), the Blanco Amor Award (2006), and the Frai Martín Sarmiento Prize (on five occasions). He manages the Galaxia publishing house since December 2016.
Xavier Alcalá (Ciudad Real, 1947) lives in Galicia since his childhood. His work focuses heavily on the subject of emigration and he is adept at weaving narrative intrigue. He has also written songs for Andrés do Barro and writes for several Galician newspapers. In 1980 he obtained the Critique Prize of Galician Narrative for Fábula. He has translated into Galician, among others, Arthur Conan Doyle’s Scarlet Study and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. He is also Counselor at Galaxia.
Sarah Burne James is a linguist and literary translator – of works by Xavier Alcalá, amongst others. She has also translated texts for the British-Hispanic magazine Brit Es. Her education spans the universities of Oxford, Japan and Santiago de Compostela.
In Galician and English. RSVP here