Irati Elorrieta was born in a coastal village in the Basque Country in 1979. She is a writer in the Basque language and lives in Berlin. She published her short story-novel Bubbles (Alberdania) in 2011, two years after the Basque original Burbuilak (Alberdania). She has translated works by Rotraut Susanne Berner and Daniel Glattauer from German into Basque and has collaborated as a columnist in print media. The novel Neguko argiak (Pamiela) was the winner of the Euskadi Prize for Literature in 2019; it was published in 2021 in Spanish by Galaxia Gutenberg as Luces de invierno (Winter lights).