Roberto Martínez de Andrade

Category: Journalist, radio commentator and poet
Birth Date: In 1918 (†In 1978)
Birth Place: Monforte de Lemos (Lugo)

In 1935, he started to study Medicine in Madrid but he had to give up in 1936 to enter the Medical Corps in the South Army. When the war was over, he took up his career again in 1939. In 1942, he began to work as an announcer in the radio station 'Radio Nacional de España' in Madrid. He published several works in the magazines 'Haz' and 'Játiva'. He belonged to the generation of Federico Muelas, Euxenio Montes, Pombo Ángulo, Salvador Valiña, the musicologist Sopeña, the pianist Tomás Andrade de Silva, etc. He collaborated with Camilo José Cela, Torrente Ballester, García Nieto, Leopoldo Panero and Valle-Inclán in the magazine 'Haz'. In 1947, he took charge of a family company in Monforte de Lemos (Lugo). After a stop for several years, he joined cultural means with Piñeiro, García Sabell, Novoneyra, Camilo Gonsar, Patiño, Grandío, Allué Andrade, etc.

 Work & Activities

He gave several lectures, wrote articles in the magazine 'Haz' and published the book Ista é unha pequena historia de amor e de noites. He also made the series 'Contrapunto', 'Efemérides', 'Generalidades' and 'Varios'.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He was paid an homage for his poetry book in Monforte de Lemos (1984).