Guillermo Carnero (Valencia, 1947) holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and a Bachelor and a PhD in Hispanic Philology. He has been Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Alicante from 1986 to 2012. Since 2013 he is a member of the Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies of the University of Salamanca, and since 2014 is an honorary professor of the University of Valencia. He has been a professor at the North American Universities of Virginia, Berkeley and Harvard, and advisor to the Juan March Foundation as well as to the Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales. He has coordinated the vols. 6, 7 and 8 (1700-1868) of the History of Spanish Literature founded by Ramón Menéndez Pidal and directed by Víctor García de la Concha. He has directed numerous courses at the Menéndez Pelayo University, and given lectures in the main Spanish, European and American Universities. He has practised literary criticism in specialised magazines like Ínsula and newspapers like El País, El Cultural de El Mundo, Letras Libres, Levante-El Mercantil Valenciano. He has published thirteen books of poetry since 1967. Editions of his complete poetic work were published in 1979, 1983, 1998 and 2010. He was one of those included in the anthology Nueve novísimos españotas españoles (1970) by José María Castellet. He has received the Premio Nacional de la Crítica (2000), the Premio Nacional de Literatura (2000), the Premio de la Crítica Valenciana (2000, 2003), the Fastenrath Prize of the Royal Spanish Academy (2002), the International Loewe Poetry Prize (2005), the Premio de las Letras Valencianas (2006) and the Philological Research Prize of the Luis Guarner Foundation (2013). He is a permanent academic at the Royal Academy of Valencian Culture. He has been invited by the Association of Museums and the City of Venice, during the month of April 2011, within the Incroci di Civiltà program. He has been a member since 2011 of the Bodoni Project, which includes the University of Salamanca, the National Heritage and the Palatine Library of Parma. He is a specialist in Spanish and comparative literature of the 18th and the 19th century as well as the avant-garde era. He has published six books of erudition and research on topics of his speciality, and edited works of authors of the eighteenth century (Ignacio Garcia Malo, Gaspar M. Jovellanos, Ignacio de Luzán, Vicente Martínez Colomer, Pedro Montengón, Gaspar Zavala and Zamora), of the XIX (Espronceda) and of the XX (Juan Gil Albert).
His poetry collections are:
- Dibujo de la muerte, Málaga, El Guadalhorce, 1967; 2ª. ed. ampliada, Barcelona, Ocnos, 1971
- El sueño de Escipión, Madrid, Visor, 1971
- Variaciones y figuras sobre un tema de La Bruyère, Madrid, Visor, 1974
- El azar objetivo, Madrid, Trece de Nieve, 1975
- Música para fuegos de artificio, Madrid, Hiperión, 1989
- Divisibilidad indefinida, Sevilla, Renacimiento, 1990
- Verano inglés, Barcelona, Tusquets, 1999; 2ª ed., ibid. id. 2000.
- Espejo de gran niebla, Barcelona, Tusquets, 2002.
- Poemas arqueológicos, León, Cuadernos del Noroeste, 2003.
- Pensil de nobles doncellas, Málaga, Centro Cultural Generación del 27, 2005.
- Fuente de Médicis, Madrid, Visor, 2006.
- Cuatro Noches Romanas, Barcelona, Tusquets, 2009
- Regiones devastadas, Sevilla, Fundación José Manuel Lara-Vandalia, 2017