Saturnino Valladares López

Category: Writer
Birth Date: 13th december 1978
Birth Place: Lugo

He took a degree in Spanish Philology at the University of Santiago de Compostela, where he worked as a researcher in a project of the Ministry of Education and Science about José Ángel Valente’s work.
Today he is working as a conversation assistant at the South Kazakhstan State University named after M. Auezov, in Shymkent, Kazajstán.

 Work & Activities

He wrote “Las almendras amargas”, Scio (2000) and “Cenizas”, Scio (2005). He was awarded Lucus Augusti Poetry Prize in 2007 and Ánxel Fole Story Prize in 2008 for "Mujeres para entretener a un preso".
In 2006 he travelled to Kenia with Susana Girón to make some photographic and literary works about the masai communities and four years later he collaborated with this artist in "Legados: generaciones en tránsito".
He has collaborated as a rapporteur in many lectures and poetry readings at the Círculo de las Artes (Lugo), Carlos III University (Madrid) and Cervantes Institute (Salvador de Bahía, Brazil). In 2008, he enjoyed a bilateral agreement at the Federal University of Bahia, where he studied in depth Brazilian and African literatures in Portuguese language.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He has worked as a volunteer in a literacy project for the street kids of León (Nicaragua) and has directed various literary workshops of introduction to reading for children.
In 2008 and 2009 he edited Evohé, the cultural magazine of the University of Santiago de Compostela.