Antonio Rivero Taravillo was born in Melilla (Spain) in 1963. After studying Irish, he has translated several books, including Flann O’Brien’s only novel in Irish An Béal Bocht (La boca pobre) in 1989 and Liam O’Flaherty’s Dúil (Deseo, 2012). He has published six volumes and a pamphlet of poetry, two novels, two awarded biographies, two collections of aphorisms, three travel books and two scores of literary translations. He has also translated an anthology of early Irish lyrics, W.B. Yeats’s Collected Poems, and novels by Jonathan Swift and Jamie O’Neill.