Ramiro Fonte

Category: Poet, narrator, critic and essayist
Birth Date: In 1957 (†11th october 2008)
Birth Place: Pontedeume (A Coruña)

He took a degree in Philosophy at the University of Santiago de Compostela.
He teached Galician at ‘Colegio V Cañada Blanch’ of London.

 Work & Activities

Fonte became known as a poet in "Cravo Fondo" in the late 70’s. In 1983, he published “As cidades da nada”, his first book, and then “Designium” (1984), “Pensar na tempestade” (1986), “Pasa un segredo” (1988), “Adeus Norte” (1991), “Luz do mediodía” (1995), “O cazador de libros” (1997), “Mínima Moralidade” (1998) and “Capitán Inverno” (1999). Some of his poems were translated into Catalan, Italian, French, English and Russian and the versions of “Pasa un secreto”, “Adiós Norte” and “Luz de mediodía” were published in Spanish. There are two anthologies of his poetic work: “Escolma poética” (1991) and “Ámbito dos pasos” (1996). His poems can be found in many anthologies of Galician and Spanish poetry. As a narrator, he published “Catro novelas sentimentais” (1988), “As regras do xogo” (1990), “Aves de paso” (1990), the novel “Os leopardos da lúa” (1993), “Os meus ollos” (Vidas de infancia)” (2003) and “A rocha dos proscritos” (2001 and 2005, this edition includes the book “O pasaxeiro inmóbil”).
He also worked in the field of essay and literary research and published a book about the poetry of the 20th century: “As bandeiras do corsario” (1995).
He also worked as a critic in several literary magazines and newspapers.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He was awarded Galicia Critic Prize and Losada Diéguez Prize in 1984, the Spanish Critic Prize in 1989, ‘Miguel González Garcés’ Prize and Esquío Prize (1991) for ‘Adeus Norte’.