Luis Alberto de Cuenca

Luis Alberto de Cuenca (Madrid, 1950) is Research Professor at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (since 1989), Académico Numerario at the Royal Academy of History (since 2010) and President of the Royal Board of the Spanish National Library (since 2015). He has been Director of the Spanish National Library (1996-2000) and Secretary of State for Culture (2000-2004). In 1989 he was awarded with the National Translation Award for his Latin version of the anonymous Cantar de Valtario (dated 10th century); in 2007, with the Literature Prize of the City of Madrid; in 2013, with the Julian Marías Prize for Humanities Research and in 2015 with the National Prize of Poetry (with Cuaderno de vacaciones). He is the author of poems collections such as La caja de plata (1985, Premio de la Crítica 1986), Por fuertes y fronteras (1996), La vida en llamas (2006, Premio Ciudad de Melilla) and El reino blanco (2010), as well as essays such as Floresta española de varia caballería (1975), El héroe y sus máscaras (1991), Álbum de lecturas (1995), Señales de humo (1999), Libros contra el aburrimiento (2011), Los caminos de la literatura (2015) and Libros para pasártelo bien (2016).