Luis García Montero (b. 1958, Granada, Spania) is one of the most important contemporary Spanish poets. He recently published his complete poetic work in the volume Poesía. 1980-2017 (2018). Among the most prestigious awards received throughout his career, we mention: the “Adonáis” prize for the book El jardín extranjero [The Strange Garden], 1983; Loewe prize and the National Poetry Prize for Habitaciones separadas [Separate Rooms], 1994, or the National Prize of the Critics for La intimidad de la serpiente [The Serpent’s Intimacy], 2003. He is a university professor, an opinion journalist and a renowned essayist as well, having published the following essay books: Poesía, cuartel de invierno [Poetry, Winter Quarters], 1987; Aguas territoriales [Territorial Waters], 1996; Los dueños del vacío. La conciencia poética, entre la identidad y los vínculos [The Masters of the Void. The Poetic Conscience, between Identity and Bond], 2006; Inquietudes bárbaras [Barbarian Inquietudes], 2008, or Un lector llamado Federico García Lorca [A Reader Called Federico García Lorca], 2016. He also wrote theatre adaptations, books for children – Lecciones de poesía para niños inquietos [Poetry Lessons for Restless Children] –, and published various studies and authors’ editions on Gustavo Adolfo Béquer, Rafael Alberti, Carlos Barral, Luis Rosales and others. He also published the novels Mañana no será lo que Dios quiera [Tomorrow It Won’t Be as God Wishes], 2009; No me cuentes tu vida [Don’t Tell Me Your Life Story], 2012; Alguien dice tu nombre [Somebody Calls Your Name], 2014.
Luis García Montero