David Gistau

David Gistau Retes (19 June 1970 – 9 February 2020)[1] was a Spanish journalist, scriptwriter and novelist.

David Gistau
(David Gistau) Conversaciones con David Gistau. "Siempre me gustó más la idea de la camisa caqui que la opinión".jpg
Born(1970-06-19)19 June 1970
Died9 February 2020(2020-02-09) (aged 49)
Madrid
NationalitySpanish
Alma materUniversidad Complutense de Madrid
OccupationJournalist, scriptwriter, novelist
Years active1997-2019
EmployerLa Razón (1997-2004)
El Mundo (2005-2013)
ABC (2013-2018)
El Mundo (since 2018)
Children4

CareerEdit

After finishing his journalism studies at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid,[2] Gistau worked for several major Spanish publications, like La Razón, ABC and El Mundo.[3] In his later years, he primarily wrote as a columnist, earning him an appreciable degree of public notoriety.

Published booksEdit

  • A que no hay huevos (2004)[4]
  • La España de Zetapé (2005)[5]
  • ¿Qué nos estás haciendo, ZP? (2007)[6]
  • Ruido de fondo (2008)[7]
  • Golpes bajos (2017)[8]
  • Gente que se fue (2019)[9]

Personal lifeEdit

A father of three sons and a daughter, Gistau died on 9 February 2020 after what had seemed like a smooth recovery from a brain injury he had sustained while training at a boxing gym in November 2019.[1]

Following his passing, many public figures such as political leaders Pedro Sánchez[10] and Pablo Casado,[11] as well as fellow authors Arturo Pérez-Reverte and Manuel Jabois and the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, offered their condolences.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Muere el periodista David Gistau a los 49 años" (in Spanish). El País. 10 February 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Biografías | Opinión | elmundo.es" (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Muere David Gistau, la contundencia del periodismo" (in Spanish). El Mundo. 10 February 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  4. ^ Senabre, Ricardo. "A que no hay huevos | El Cultural" (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  5. ^ Sarabia, Bernabé. "La España de Zetapé | El Cultural" (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  6. ^ Torres, Vicente (26 March 2007). "`¿Qué nos estás haciendo, ZP?´, de David Gistau" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 24 March 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  7. ^ "'Ruido de fondo', de David Gistau" (in Spanish). 21 April 2018. Archived from the original on 19 April 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Adelanto de 'Golpes bajos', la nueva novela de David Gistau". Zenda (in Spanish). 11 January 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Gistau, "como Umbral" en 'Gente que se fue'". Libertad Digital - Cultura (in Spanish). 19 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  10. ^ "El peor desenlace para dos meses de lucha. Nos deja un periodista y columnista de gran talento, mordaz e inteligente. Mi abrazo a su familia, amistades y compañeros de @elmundoes. Hasta siempre, Gistau". twitter.com. 9 February 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  11. ^ "El periodismo pierde a uno de sus grandes referentes, David Gistau. Un columnista brillante que analizaba la política con talento innato. Un cariñoso abrazo a su mujer, sus 4 hijos, al resto de su familia y a los compañeros que disfrutaron junto a él de una profesión apasionante". twitter.com. 9 February 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  12. ^ Sanz Esquerro, David (11 February 2020). "Último adiós a David Gistau del periodismo y la política". El Mundo. p. 28.