Fernando Valverde

Joaquín Puga

Fernando Valverde has been voted the most relevant Spanish-language poet born since 1970 by nearly two hundred critics and researchers from more than one hundred international universities (Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, Princeton, Bologna, Salamanca and the Sorbonne). His books have been published in different countries in Europe and America and translated into several languages. He has received some of the most significant awards for poetry in Spanish, among them the Federico García Lorca, the Emilio Alarcos del Principado de Asturias, and the Antonio Machado. His last book, The Insistence of Harm, has been the most-sold book of poetry in Spain and has received the Book of the Year award from the Latino American Writers Institute of the City University of New York. In 2014, he was nominated for a Latin Grammy for his collaboration in a work of fusion between poetry and flamenco. For ten years, he has worked as a journalist for the Spanish newspaper El País. He directs the International Festival of Poetry in Granada—one of the most important literary events in Europe—that has featured more than 300 authors, including several Nobel Prize laureates.

Books by this author

Awards and Honors

Official Selection, 67º Berlinae, Berlin Filmfestspiele, 2018

Nominated for the 15th Grammy Awards, 2014

Critic’s Award of Andalusia, 2015

Book of the Year by Latinoamerican Writers Institute of the University of New York, 2014

Antonio Machado Award from the Foundation of Railroads, 2012

Emilio Alarcos International Poetry Prize, Principado de Asturias, 2009

Sponsorship and Patronage Award by the Association of Andalusia for the best work in cultural dissemination (2008-2009).  

Federico García Lorca Poetry Prize, 2005

Fray Luis de León Poetry Prize, 2003

Juan Ramón Jiménez Hispano American Poetry Prize, 2002