Itxaro Borda was born in Baiona (Basque Country) in 1959.
She took the degrees of Agriculture and History.
Working in the Post Office: Paris, Mauleon and nowadays in Baiona.
She founded Maiatz, a literary journal (1982), together with Luzien Etxezaharreta.
Her first book was published in 1984: "Bizitza nola badoan" ("And so life goes", poetry).
Euskadi 2002 Award with the novel "%100 basque".