Mikel Alvira was born in Pamplona in 1969. He began writing at an early age, winning juvenile literary awards, which would be followed by the Novela no Sexista de Santurtzi, the Internacional de Poesia Villa de Segorbe or the Fogón Saint Julien de Paris.
Throughout the years he has alternated the classroom (Universidad de Deusto y Enseñanzas Medias) with his calling as multidisciplinary creator. As living proof of his artistic restlessness are his plastic creations, scripts and essays, and above all his poetry books and novels. He has published several books of poetry and essays, and after several titles with Edicciones Beta, five novels with the Basque publishing house Elkar: “The Silence of the Beech Trees” (2009), “Forty Days in May” (2010), “The Rain will Come” (2011), “The Sea that Owed You” (2012), and “On the Land of First Names” (2013).
He is presently promoting “Rebeca’s Novel” (Ediciones-B), a before and after in his career.
“One must be brave to write such a novel. And when valor is joined by talent, a powerful story reminiscent of Paul Auster emerges. Simply, excellent.” Víctor del Árbol, author of “A Million Drops”.
“Alvira is winning over the reviewers and the public.” El Correo.
“Mikel Alvira transforms the writer’s trade into a constant experience in search of new formats.” Bélen Galindo, promoter of the Readers Club of the Diario de Navarra.
“A ‘Matryoshka novel’, that takes us into the mind of a bestseller author busy writing a thriller. Different, curious and read in one sitting.” Marga Nelken, El Mundo.
“How hard it is for something to astonish us nowadays! And this riveting story not only does that, but leaves us agape.” Esther Aguado, Woman.