(Barbastro, Huesca, 1962) He is a poet and narrator. His poetry books feature ‘Resurrección’ (XV Premio Jaime Gil de Biedma), ‘Calor’ (VI Premio Fray Luis de León), ‘Gran Vilas’ (XXXIII Premio Ciudad de Melilla) and ‘El hundimiento’ (XVII Premio Internacional de Poesía Generación del 27). He is the author of the novels ‘Aire Nuestro’ mio Cálamo); ‘Los inmortales’ and ‘El luminoso regalo’, published by Alfaguara. He has also written the short story books ‘Zeta’ and ‘Setecientos millones de rinocerontes’, the chronicle ‘Lou Reed era español’ and the autobiography ‘América’. He conquered the public and critics with ‘Ordesa‘ (Alfaguara, 2018), his most personal book, translated into more than twenty languages. He was chosen book of the year by the cultural supplement Babelia. He was also awarded the Femina Prize in France for the best foreign novel. His novel ‘Alegría‘ was a runner-up for the Planeta Prize in 2019, and his latest book, ‘Los besos‘, has also been published by the same publishing house. He is a regular columnist in the press, especially in El País, and collaborates on Cadena Ser’s ‘A vivir’.
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Jose María Merino & Manuel Vilas