We are proud to share the news that the Center’s very own Joseba Zulaika has been awarded the prestigious Euskadi Essay Prize, the top literary award in the Basque Country, for his Vieja luna de Bilbao. Crónicas de mi generación, published by the Nerea publishing house.

Vieja luna de Bilbao


The jury’s statement read: “Joseba Zulaika carries out a revision of Basque modernity through Bilbao’s recent past, combining the biographical perspective with a historical approach to build a text of great literary efficacy.”


Joseba Zulaika

This is the Spanish-language version of That Old Bilbao Moon: The Passion  and Resurrection of a City.

“Joseba Zulaika’s  That Old Bilbao Moon is imbued with a deep and layered intelligence, and a soft and sure voice, that makes it not only pleasurable reading, but brilliantly sets a new standard for books about cities”—-Mark Kurlansky, author of The Basque History of the World and Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World.

“Fascinating, occasionally infuriating, utterly unforgettable”—-Paddy Woodworth, author of The Basque Country: A Cultural History and Dirty War, Clean Hands.

Zorionak Joseba from everyone at the CBS!