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Luis García Montero

Poet and literary critic

Luis García Montero (Granada, 1958) is a poet and literary critic. He is a graduate in Philosophy and Arts from the University of Granada, where he received a PhD in 1985 with a thesis on Rafael Alberti, La norma y los estilos en la poesía de Rafael Alberti

He is a Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Granada, member of the Academia de Buenas Letras de Granada and, since 2018, Director of the Instituto Cervantes. 

He belongs to the Generation of the 1980s, also known as the Postnovísimos, forming part of the movement called the “poetry of experience”, and his work has won numerous awards. These include the Adonáis Prize in 1982 for El jardín extranjero (Rialp, 1983), the Loewe Prize in 1993 for Habitaciones separadas (Visor, 1994), which in 1995 received the National Literature Prize for Poetry, and the Critics’ Prize in 2003 for La intimidad de la serpiente (Tusquets). 

In addition to poetry, he has also written other genres such as essays, novels and opinion columns. His latest published works are the novel Las palabras rotas (Alfaguara, 2019) and the poetry books No puedes ser así (Breve historia del mundo) (Visor, 2021) and Un año y tres meses (Tusquets, 2022). 

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