The writer Itxaro Borda (1959, Baiona) published her first work in 1984: a poetry collection titled Maiatz elkartearekin Bizitza Nola Badoan. Since then she has alternated between poetry books and novels, and has carved out a long career in the Basque literary world. In 2002 she received the Basque Literature prize for her novel %100 Basque (Susa). Since 1977 she has worked with various written media in the region and has also written lyrics for various music groups. Her latest — and dramatic — work, Odolak Su Gabe Diraki, was published in 2017 by the publishing house Maiatz.