Óscar Esquivias was born in Burgos in 1972. He has directed literary magazines such as El mono de la ink, Calamar and currently Mirlo. He is the author of numerous story books The Mark of Crete (Setenil Award, 2008), Pampanitos Verdes (Tormenta Award, 2010) and Andarás perdido por el mundo (2016). He is also the author of numerous novels such as The blessed soil (Ateneo Joven de Sevilla Award, 2000), Xerxes conquers the sea (Young Art Award of the Community of Madrid, 2009) and the trilogy composed of Restlessness in Paradise (Critics Award of Castilla y León, 2005), The City of the Great King (2006) and The Night Comes (2007).
José Gutiérrez Román was born in Burgos in 1977. He won the Adonáis Poetry Prize in 2010 with his work Los pies del horizonte. He has also published the collections of poems Everything a Tremor and Material de Contrabando, as well as the book of short stories La vida en Inglés.
Both have a long career as writers and important awards for fiction and poetry. Accompanied by the writer Mar Sancho, Vice-Minister of Cultural Action of the Junta de Castilla y León, they will take a tour of her literary work, reading and commenting on poems and short stories, and will hold a discussion with the public.
She is the author of several books of poetry with which she has collected numerous awards, such as the Young Letters Prize of Castilla y León on two occasions, the Ateneo de Valladolid Prize, the Federico García Lorca Poetry Prize and the Jaime Gil Prize of Biedma. As a short story writer, she was awarded the La Felguera short story award, the oldest in Spain, the Ana María Matute award, the Provincial Council of Valladolid in three consecutive years, the Vargas Llosa Award, the García Lorca Award, the Ateneo Award in Mexico and many others.