Jon Bilbao (b. 1972 in Ribadesella, Spain) studied mining engineering and English literature. His first novel El hermano de las moscas (2008) was a revision of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. In 2010 he published Padres, hijos y primates, which is available in English under the title Still the Same Man, which explores man’s deepest and darkest instincts. Shakespeare y la ballena blanca, published in 2013, is a reflection on the creative process that brings together William Shakespeare and Moby Dick in a historical tragedy. Bilbao’s short stories have been widely anthologized, and he has three short fiction collections.
Jon Bilbao’s trip is brought to you with the kind support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), a public institution whose purpose is to further and promote Spain’s culture and heritage within and beyond its borders.