Jon Arretxe was born in Basauri, Basque Country, Spain. He is a Doctor in Basque philology, with a degree in physical education and has completed, in the conservatories of Bilbao and Vitoria, his piano and singing lessons. This multitalented and successful writer has taken up literary creation as a profession, but also gives conferences on his books and trips, as well as singing opera, both as a soloist and in choruses.
Since the publication of his first book, in 1991, his output combines mainly travel literature (7 Colors, Tubabu, The South of memory...), and noir fiction (Shahmarán, The Street of Angels, Tangier Dreams...).
To this last genre belongs the saga of the private eye Touré: 19 Cameras, 612 Euros , Shades of Nothingness and Sewer Games, which has been this year’s runnerup to the Premio Novelpol, as best noir fiction novel published in Spain in 2014.