Renato Sandoval Bacigalupo (Lima, 1957), studied Hispanic Literatures and Linguistics (Master of Arts) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and completed his doctoral studies in Romanic Philology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He has published in poetry: Singladuras, Pértigas, Luces de talud, Nostos, El revés y la fuga (Failure and Runaway), Suzuki Blues -the last three gathering in Trípode (Tripod), Prooémiun Mortis, Atajos a la nada (Shortcuts to Nothing, 2017) and Odiario (Diary of Hatred). His poems have been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Danish, Portuguese and Finnish. As an essayist, he published El centinela de fuego (The fire sentinel), a book dedicated to the symbolist poet José María Eguren, and Ptyx: Eielson en el caracol (Ptyx: the poet Eielson on the Snail). He has translated, among others, Pavese, Quasimodo, Tabucchi, Arnaut Daniel, Tieck, Rilke, Kafka, Södergran, Ågren, Haavikko, Saarikoski, Dinesen, Boberg, Drummond de Andrade, Lêdo Ivo, Paulo Leminski, Antonio Lobo Antunes, Sylvia Plath, a couple of theatrical plays in French by César Vallejo and an anthology of short-stories from Quebec entitled La mano de Dios (The Hand of God). He runs the Nido de Cuervos (Crows’ Nest) Publishing House and Evohé and Fórnix, international literary magazines. At the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, he lectures on Nordic Literatures, as well as Hispanic, French and German Medieval and Contemporary Literature. Yet in Peru, he also teaches English, Spanish, French, German and Italian at the Faculty of Humanities and Modern Languages of Ricardo Palma University. He has been director of the International Poetry Festival in Lima (FIPLIMA) and director of the Editorial Fund of the Ministry of Culture of Peru. In 1988 he obtained the first prize of “El cuento de las mil palabras” (The 1000-Word Short Story Prize) of the weekly Caretas, in 2016 won Copé Bronze National Prize for Poetry, and in 2019 was granted with the National Literature Prize with Special Mention in Poetry.