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Gabi Martínez

Writer, scriptwriter and journalist

Gabi Martínez, who is considered to be a revitalising influence in Spanish travel writing, is also known for his nature writing. Notable among his travel books are Los mares de Wang (The Seas of Wang, Alfaguara, 2008), named the best non-fiction book of 2008 by Condé Nast Traveller, and Sudd (Alfaguara, 2007), which was adapted as a graphic novel and published by Glénat. Other remarkable publications beyond travel writing are Ático (Attic – Destino, 2004), as a result of which he was selected by Palgrave/MacMillan as one of the five most outstanding Spanish avant-garde writers in the last twenty years; Sólo para gigantes (Alfaguara, 2011; in English, In the Land of the Giants: Hunting Monsters in the Hindu Kush), winner of the TVE 2012 Continuarà Prize and chosen as the best Spanish non-fiction work by the magazine Qué Leer; Las defensas (The Defences – Seix Barral, 2017) and Animales Invisibles (Invisible Animals – Capitán Swing i Nórdica Libros, 2019). He is one of the main participants in the Liternatura Festival, which invites the public to rethink the relationship between people, creation and nature. His critical view on our relationship with nature is evident in Un cambio de verdad (A True Change – Seix Barral, 2018), a chronicle of a radical experience of rural life resisting erasure by urban expansion.

Writer website

Update: 17 June 2021


Has participated in

Mission Curiosity

A Martian project for students of elementary school

Conversation with Gabi Martínez

A True Change

Cities and Travel, sources of Europe

Lecture by Gonçalo M. Tavares