Luisa Castro

Luisa Castro is a Spanish writer and journalist born in Foz, Lugo. She has lived in Barcelona, New York, Madrid and Santiago de Compostela. At present, she is the Director of the Cervantes Institute in Naples, Italy. She published her first collection of poems, Odisea definitiva: Libro póstumo, at the age of seventeen. Three years later, in 1986, her Los versos del eunuco won the first Premio Hiperión de Poesía, while in 1989 she received the Rey Juan Carlos de Poesía prize for Los hábitos del artillero. She was also awarded the Azorín prize for El secreto de la lejía in 2001 and the Biblioteca Breve prize in 2006. Luisa Castro dedicates herself to poetry, narrative and essay writing, composing her works in Spanish and Galician.

Her books of poems to the date are:

  • Odisea definitiva. Libro póstumo (Madrid: Arnao, 1984)
  • Los versos del eunuco (Madrid: Hiperión, 1987), premio Hiperión en 1986
  • Baleas e baleas (El Ferrol [La Coruña]: Esquío, 1988)
  • Los hábitos del artillero (Madrid: Visor, 1990), premio Rey Juan Carlos I de Poesía Internacional
  • Ballenas (Madrid: Hiperión, 1992)
  • De mí haré una estatua ecuestre (Madrid: Hiperión, 1997)
  •  Amor mi señor (Tusquets, 2005)