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Olvido García Valdés

  • Olvido García Valdés © EFE

    Olvido García Valdés © EFE






Date of birth

Dec 2, 1950

"Internationally famous writer, poet and translator. She has been a jury member for numerous awards in Spain, and is a strong defender of importance of books written by women."

She was born in Santianes de Pravia, Asturias in 1950 and settled in Madrid after spending several years in Valladolid, where she did some of her further studies. As well as teaching, she has been a member of the editorial board for magazines ‘El signo del gorrión’ (1992-2002); the Spanish-Portuguese ‘Hablar/Falar de Poesía’ since 1996; and ‘Los Infolios’ since 1987. She has written the text for art catalogues for exhibitions, such as ‘Vincent: La sombra debida’ (2005). She received the Ícaro Literature award for ‘Exposicion’ (1990). Theis was followed by the Leonor Poetry award (1993) for ‘Ella, los pájaros’, to which was added the National Poetry Award. One of her many translations was ‘Pier Pasolini, the religion of my time’ (1997).


National Literature Award for Poetry (2007)
Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Poetry Prize (2021)

Essential works

  • Work of culture - Generic image

    And we were all alive

    An acute reflection on paradoxical reality and existence in our world and the conscious perception of the precariousness and unreality of life.

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Other highlighted works

  • El tercer jardín
  • Exposición
  • Ella, los pájaros
  • Caza nocturna
  • Del ojo al hueso
  • Los poetas de la República. Estudio y antología
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