Javier Azpeitia (Madrid, 1962) is a writer, editor and scholar Spanish. His works have been translated into Greek, French and Russian.

Before being editor, he worked as a singer in a group of fairs, grocer, shooting direction meritorious, teacher (Spanish, Spanish commercial, language;) (Literature and history, depending on the season), as tourists and guide children in the Prado Museum, screenwriter (advertising, television, film) and as Associate Publisher (corrector style and typography, documentalist).

He began his literary career in 1989 with Messalina. In 1996, his third novel, Hipnos, was Novel black Hammett Prize winner. In 1998 was appointed Deputy Director of Editorial Lengua de Trapo, where he remained until 2004, a period in which this label became one of the stand-alone Edition. Since then until 2010 he was Director Editorial of seal 451 editors, editorial project devoted to the narrative, essay and illustrated book.

This activity combined it with narrative writing and teaching postgraduate Professor of the masters in creative writing from Hotel Kafka, and as a tutor of master’s in publishing at the University of Salamanca, activity continues today.

As a writer belongs to the same generation that Rafael reig and Antonio Orejudo, who, with novels such as the Omega formula and Fabulous stories by stories began with own Javier azpeitia a renewal term of Spanish narrative scene.


* Messalina (1989, Exadra).

* Quevedo (1990, Exadra).

* Hypnos (1996, Lengua de Trapo Prize Hammett novel black).

* Ariadne in Naxos (2002 Seix Barral).

* No one killed me (2007, Tusquets).

Participation in collective books

He has collaborated in the following books of short stories:

* Yellow pages (1997).    * Collateral damage (2002).

As editor

Spent by Mcgraw Hill, Debate, Mondadori and Exadra. He worked from 1998 to 2004 as Deputy Director of Lengua de Trapo, editorial ceased to mount 451 editors; up to 2010 served as Director of publications of this imprint.

As literary editor has published Baroque poetry (1996), an anthology of Lope de Vega, Góngora and Quevedo as well as the work of Calderon life’s dream (1997), lives of Saints: Anthology of the Flos Sanctorum of Peter of Ribadeneira (2000), an anthology thematic poetry of Lope Góngora and Quevedo (Baroque poetry, 1996), and two anthologies titled book of love (2007) and books book (2008).

As a writer

He has written the following screenplays:

* The salt of the life of Eugenio Martin (1995).

* Hypnos David Carreras Solé (2004).