University of Nevada, Reno

Other CBS Publications


Published by the Center for Basque Studies. To order contact the Center for Basque Studies (775.682.5587) or you may request titles from any major book dealer, who will obtain them on order if they are not in stock.



The Girl who Swaam to EuskadiThe Girl Who Swam to Euskadi /
Euskadiraino igerian joan zen neska

by Mark Kurlansky
illustrated by Mark Kurlansky
Basque translation by Javier Cillero Goiriastuena


A small girl, while practicing swimming in Gloucester, Massachusetts, accidentally swims to Euskadi and finds a strange land of strange customs and remarkable beauty. (Juvenile literature; bilingual: English and Euskara). Reno: Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno, 2005.


32 pages. Cloth, $18.95 (ISBN 1-877802-54-9).



Joanes or the Basque Whaler:

The Flying Whaleboat


by Guillermo Zubiaga


The Flying whaleboat is a graphic novel set in the golden age of Basque Whaling.  This is the first volume of a fictional epic tale scattered with Basque mythological references.  Joanes, the protagonist, was inspired by the real-life whaler Joanes de Etxaniz from Orio, Gipuzkoa who died in Canada in 1584.


This comic book combines history, myth, and fantasy and reflects the author’s intention of entertaining while educating his readers about an emblematic occupation of the historic Basques. Zubiaga views Basque whaling as an epic equal to that of American cowboys, Norwegian Vikings, or Japanese Samurais.


Reno: Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno, 2009.


36 pages. Paper, $5.00



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