In 1957 he first visited Lanzarote and La Graciosa for stories for the newspaper Arriba,
Ignacio Aldecoa born on July 24, 1925 in Vitoria- Gasteiz. He attended high school at the College of the Marist and studied Philosophy at the University of Salamanca , he continued his studies in Madrid in 1945 , where he met those who were later known as the Generation of 50 : Jesús Fernández Santos, Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio Jose María de Quinto, Alfonso Sastre and it would be his wife, educator and writer Josefina Rodriguez , now known as Josefina Aldecoa , with whom he married in 1952.
Published poetry : Still Life in 1947 , and Book of algae in 1949 , but quickly opted for the short stories , which appeared in magazines such as The Time , Youth, patents and Alcala . Earned the Youth magazine award for the story " Do poor " in 1953. His first novel, The glare and blood , was published in 1954 and was shortlisted for the Planet award.
By 1955 he frequented the gatherings of rebel students to the Franco regime and was involved in the creation of the Spanish Journal , driven by Antonio Rodriguez Monino , who had been expelled from his chair by his republican sympathies and had found refuge in the Editorial Castalia, who edited magazine . In its editorial board were with him almost every major medium of Generation century writers of the party regulars who organized there Moñino Rodríguez , Sastre and Ferlosio , among others.
Aldecoa is considered one of the best storytellers of the twentieth century Spaniards .
He won the Critics Award in 1958 for his novel Gran Sol on the life of offshore fishermen , told with the technique of simultaneous collective protagonist and temporality.
He also signed four screenplays : Gayarre , Young Sánchez , with the east wind and the birds of Baden -Baden. Anglo rigorous realism adapted to Spanish literature, so that their stories will have the taste of a truly felt and lived experience, thanks to his skills sharp observer and his great human content. Although human rawness of his writing, his intense testimonial load Ignacio Aldecoa shunned the explicitly political message ( according to the separation of critical realism ) and tended to an adjusted objectivist art.
Ignacio Aldecoa died on November 15, 1969 .