Willy Uribe was born in Bilbao in 1965. He has been the editor of Marejada Surf magazine. He has worked as a freelance photographer and editor since 2000, collaborating with several national and international publications. He has published two short-story collections (Cuentos revueltos, in 1986, and Ciudad Bilboa, in 1998), as well as a compilation of his articles, tales, and reports on surfing written between 1998 and 2003, Crónicas del salitre, and five novels. His first novel, Nanga, was short-listed for the Euskadi Literature Prize in 2007. He was awarded the Silverio Cañada Prize 2009 and the Farolillo Prize of the Basque Booksellers Association for Sé que mi padre decía (I Know What My Father Said) and was a finalist for the Tusquets Prize for the Novel for Cuadrante Las Planas.