José María Micó

José María Micó (Barcelona, 1961) is the Chair of Spanish Literature at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain), where he established the M.A. in “Creación Literaria”. As a philologist, he specialises in the Baroque period and has written extensively on some of the most important authors from the 16th and 17th century. His Spanish translation of Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso was awarded relevant prizes in Spain (“Premio Nacional a la Mejor Traducción” in 2006) and in Italy (“Premio Internazionale Diego Valeri” in 2005 and “Premio Nazionale per la Traduzione” in 2007). He published several poetry collections, among which La espera (“Premio Hiperión” in 1992), Camino de ronda (1998), Verdades y milongas (2002), La sangre de los fósiles (2005) and Caleidoscopio (“Premio Generación del 27” in 2012). A selection of his poetry is avaliable in Italian (Pagliai Editore, 2008 and Sinopia Libri, 2013). Further information can be found on the author’s web page: www.jmmj.eu. [by Dr Elisa Sartor | University of Verona]