Luis García Montero

Luis García Montero (Granada, 1958) is Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Granada, where he has held a variety of posts including director of the Extramural Studies Secretariat.

As a poet, author and essayist he has received, among others, the National Literature Prize (1994), the National Critics Prize (2003), the Madrid Guild of Booksellers Prize (2009), the Poets of Latin America Prize (México, 2010), the Ramón López Velarde Prize (México, 2017) and the Parallel Zero Prize (Ecuador, 2018).

He has studied the work of Spanish and Latin American authors such as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Rosalía de Castro, Rafael Alberti, Federico García Lorca, Luis Rosales, Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, Francisco Ayala and José Emilio Pacheco. He is also honorary lecturer at the University of Mar del Plata (Argentina) and in 2017 was named an Honorary Citizen of Andalusia.