ÓSCAR MARTÍN CENTENO Biography – English

ÓSCAR MARTÍN CENTENO has a Bachelor in History and Music Sciences and a Master in Leadership and Management of Educational Centers.

He received the Florentine Perez-Embid International Prize in 2006 for his book Mirrors Faced, published by the publisher Rialp in the Adonais collection. In 2007, he received the National Nicolás del Hierro Award for his second book Las Cántigas del Diablo, published that same year. Also, in 2007, he won the Paul Beckett International Prize for his third book, Sucio tango del alma, published in 2008. In 2010, he received the Antonio Gala International Poetry Prize, for his book Circe, published in 2011. In 2012, he published Je suis le Diable The Cantigas. Illustrated edition. Casimiro Parker already said it is an editorial. He has published, as well, the following manuals for teachers: Manual of literary creation in the Internet age (2009), and Animation to reading through new technologies (2010).

Centeno participates in numerous anthologies and literary magazines. He has has published articles in national and international journals, and his texts have been translated into English, German, French and Greek.

Centeno coordinates the Poetry Studies Center of the U.P. José Hierro of San Sebastián de los Reyes, as well as the Poetry in the Sphere cycle of the City of Alcobendas.

He has given conferences and interventions in numerous Spanish and European universities, as well as foundations and companies. He has designed artistic and literary projects for entities such as the Reina Sofia Museum or the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, among others.

He has performed poetic recitals where live music and the use of new audiovisual technologies accompany the reading of the verses. His shows have been presented as a new way of understanding and enjoying literature, and they garner excellent reviews, both for literary proposals and his musical and visual creations. He is especially interested in the integration between different artistic languages, as well as in the latest multimedia proposals that are applied to the literary world.

As a communicator, Centeno has won several awards for his Internet radio programs, and has developed communication strategies for various agencies.

More information can be found at Centeno’s website: www.oscarmartincenteno.com