Mario Martín Gijón

Mario Martín Gijón (born 1979 in Villanueva de la Serena, Spain) is a Spanish writer, poet and literary critic.

He holds a PhD in Spanish Philology and has taught at the Philipps University of Marburg (Germany) and the Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic). He currently teaches at the University of Extremadura (Spain).

He regularly contributes to literary reviews such as ''Clarín'', ''Quimera'' and ''Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos'', as well as writing a weekly column for ''El Periódico Extremadura.''

In 2009 he received the Gerardo Diego Prize for Literary Research for his book ''José Herrera Petere en el surrealismo, la guerra y el destierro''; in 2011, the Amado Alonso Prize for Literary Criticism for ''La patria imaginada de Máximo José Kahn. Vida y obra de un escritor de tres exilios''; in 2012, the Tigre Juan Prize for ''Inconvenientes del turismo en Praga y otros cuentos europeos''; in 2013, the Arturo Barea Prize for Cultural Research for ''La Resistencia franco-española (1936-1950). Una historia compartida''; and in 2017, the Miguel de Unamuno Essay Prize for ''Un segundo destierro. La sombra de Unamuno en el exilio español.''

As a poet he published ''Latidos y desplantes'' (2011), ''Rendicción'' (2013; English translation ''Sur(rendering)'', 2020), ''Tratado de entrañeza'' (2014) and ''Des en canto'' (2019).

His prose includes ''Inconvenientes del turismo en Praga y otros cuentos europeos'' (2012), ''Un día en la vida del inmortal Mathieu'' (2013), ''Un otoño extremeño'' (2017) and ''Ut pictura poesis y otros tres relatos'' (2018).

His work has been translated into English, French, Italian, German, Romanian, Czech and Chinese. Provided by Wikipedia
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