Black novel writer Alexis Ravelo The young man died of a heart attack, on Monday morning, January 30, according to sources close to him.
Born in 1971 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, he burst onto the Spanish cultural and literary scene, declaring himself a successful author of short stories and mini-stories, books for children and young adults, and novels (especially in the field of crime fiction). Theatrical, radio and television scripts. Its first title was “Three Funerals for Eladio Monroe”, which opened a series starring the same character: “Only the Dead”, “Tough Men Don’t Read Poetry”, “Die Slowly”, “If There Was No Tomorrow” and “The Worst of Times”. His most recent work was Days of Mercury, published in 2022.
Born and raised in the humble neighborhood of Escalritas in the capital of Gran Canaria, Ravello worked from a young age in the world of hospitality as a waiter. He studied philosophy at UNED and attended narrative workshops given by Mario Merlino, Augusto Monterosso, and Alfredo Bryce Echenik. In addition to his black novels, Ravelo has written children’s books, screenplays, plays, and even opera librettos. was a member of Canarian Language Academy.
He also collaborated on radio, television, journalism, and advertising, and composed lyrics for songs; He is one of the founders of the literary magazine “La Plazuela de las Letras” and, together with Antonio Becerra Bolaños, he created the space for the dissemination of culture “Matasombras”. He also teaches literary workshops, and has given writing lessons at academies and at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) He worked extensively as a cultural activist with the blog Ceremonias: “Little Pills for Reading Fast and Thinking Slow”.
During his career he has earned many Awards as Hammett (2013) For the best detective novel of the year for La estrategia del pequinés (2013) or Gijon Cafe For Aliases (2021), his latest novel.
In 2022, he was named Favorite Son of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. “I was fortunate to be born in a city where you can see the world without having to travelHe said in an interview with La Provincia, from the group Prensa Ibérica. “In my novels, there is an expressive treatment of space where you will focus on the unpleasant. So, it is very strange that, in the end, many readers tell you that they want to come and get to know Las Palmas de Gran Canaria even though you have walked around the city looking at More negative things, however, you can make attractive.”