Ainara Olondris Lopez

Donostia/San Sebastián, 1979. Graduated in Medicine from the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) and Master’s in Palliative Care from the University of Valladolid. She is a member of hospital committees of the OSI Goierri Alto Urola Integrated Health Organization for Palliative Care, Mortality and Research and part of the Euthanasia reference team of the same organization. She has more than eleven years of experience accompanying patients in need of palliative care both in hospital consultation and at home.

Interview: Luisa Etxenike

Luisa Etxenike is a writer born in San Sebastian. She has published, among others: the novels Aves del paraísoAbsoluta presenciaEl detective de sonidosEl ángulo ciego (Euskadi Award), Los peces negrosVino; and the plays La herencia (Buero Vallejo Award), Gernika es ahora and La entrevista; and the poetry collection El arte de la pesca. She is the director of Canal Europa and she runs the literary festival Un mundo de Escritoras. She was awarded the distinction of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government.


Luisa Etxenike

14 min.


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