Ian Gibson (author)


Ian Gibson (author)

Ian Gibson (born 1939) is an Irish author known for his biographies on Antonio Machado, Salvador Dalí, Henry Spencer Ashbee, and particularly his work on Federico García Lorca, for which he won several awards, including the 1989 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography. His work, "La represión nacionalista de Granada en 1936 y la muerte de Federico García Lorca (The nationalistic repression of Granada in 1936 and the death of Federico García Lorca) " was banned in Spain under Franco.

Born into a Methodist Dublin family, he graduated from Trinity College, Dublin and became a professor of Spanish literature at Belfast and London universities before moving to Spain. His first novel, "Viento del Sur" (Wind of the south, 2001), written in Spanish examines class, religion, family life, and public schools in British society through the fictitious autobiography of a character named John Hill, an English linguist and academic. It won favorable reviews in Spain.

Gibson has also worked in television on projects centering around his scholarly work in Spanish history, having served as a historical consultant and even acting in one historical drama.

He was granted a spanish passport in 1984.

Works

* "La represión nacionalista de Granada en 1936 y la muerte de Federico García Lorca" (1971).
* "En busca de José Antonio" (1981).
* "Un irlandés en España" (1982).
* "La noche que mataron a Calvo Sotelo" (1982).
* "Paracuellos, cómo fue" (1983).
* "Guía de la Granada de Federico García Lorca" (1989).
* "España" (1993).
* "Vida, pasión y muerte de Federico García Lorca" (1998).
* "La vida desaforada de Salvador Dalí" (1998).
* "Lorca-Dalí, el amor que no pudo ser" (1999).
* "Viento del sur" (2001).
* "Yo, Ruben Darío".
* "Cela, el hombre que quiso ganar" (2004).
* "Ligero de equipaje" (2006).
* "Cuatro poetas en guerra" (2007).

References

* [http://www.uklitag.com/site/images/author_uploads/gibson_biblio_2006_2_en.pdf#search=%22Ian%20Gibson%201939%22 Curriculum vitae]
* [http://www.andalucia.com/history/people/iangibson.htm Short biography]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0316997/ Imdb]
* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/spain/article/0,,2152418,00.html Guardian article on Viento del Sur]


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