Bernardo Atxaga (Joseba Irazu Garmendia, Asteasu, Guipúzcoa, 1951) belongs to the group of young Basque writers that began publishing in his mother language, Euskera, in the Seventies. Graduated in Economics for the Bilbao University, he later studied Philosophy at the University of Barcelona. You can learn much more about him on his webpage.
"The Mercury of the Thermometers" by Eloy Tizon is an interesting story about a younger family members making a duty visit to an elderly widowed aunt who lives alone above a pharmacy. She only goes out to shop and attend mass. The story revolves around the differences concerning how the young people perceive their aunt's life to have been and what it really was. The perceptions are interesting and the story is psychologically perceptive.