Antonio Colinas (La Bañeza, León, 1946) is a poet, novelist, essayist and translator. His collected poetry has been published in Obra poética completa in 2011, for Spain by Siruela and for the Americas by Fondo de Cultura Económica (Mexico).
He is author of the novels Un año en el sur (El Páramo, 2011) and Larga carta a Francesca (Seix Barral, 1986); books of short stories, and essays such as Del pensamiento inspirado (Junta de Castilla y León, 2001), Sobre la vida nueva (Nobel, 1996), Nuevos ensayos en libertad (Ediciones de la Isla de Siltolá, 2011) and El sentido primero de la palabra poética (FCE, 1989); as well as biographies of Vicente Aleixandre, Giacomo Leopardi, Rafael Alberti and María Zambrano.
His work as a translator is focused mainly on Leopardi, as well as the Nobel Prize Winner Salvatore Quasimodo.
Among the awards he has received are the National Literature Prize and the Reina Sofía Prize for Iberoamerican Poetry; and in Italy, the Premio Nazionale per la Traduzione, the LeriPea Prize and the Dante Alighieri Prize, the first time the latter has been awarded to a Spanish writer. The award ceremony took place in the Senate in Rome.
In 2021 he published the essay Salamanca, el laberinto abierto (Edifsa).
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