Ruben David Gonzalez Gallego (born 1968) was born in Moscow, Russia, with severe cerebral palsy. Gallego was separated from his family at the age of one; he was sent to a state orphanage, because his grandfather, Ignacio Gallego, who was Secretary-General of the Spanish Communist Party, was ashamed of him and told his daughter (who was Ruben's mother) that her son had died. Born without the use of hands and feet, Ruben Gallego was tenacious and survived to adulthood, eventually marrying and having children. He lived in Russia and worked as a computer specialist until 2000, when he was reunited with his mother. Gallego now lives in the United States. His memoir, which won the Russian Booker Prize, was translated into English and published, in January 2006, as White on Black: A Boy's story. --- Ruben Gallego ricevis la rusan Booker-premion en 2003 por la verko Blanko sur nigro. La membiografia romano estas verkita ruse, spite la
hispanan nomon de la au'toro. Gallego estas nepo de iama estro de la Komunisma partio en Hispanio. Li estas denaske grave handikapita, sidas en rulsegho kaj povas uzi nur kelkajn fingrojn. Lia patrino loghis en Moskvo en 1968, kiam li naskighis. Al shi oni anoncis, ke li mortis baldau' post la naskigho. Efektive li ne mortis, sed estis kashita en diversaj infanejoj, kiuj ighis la scenejo de Blanko sur nigro. Post la disfalo de Sovetio Ruben Gallego ekhavis kontakton kun
sia familio, ekloghis en Hispanio kaj ighis hispana civitano. Nun li loghas en Usono.