Luisa Castro Legazpi, a Spanish poet and novelist, was born in the northwestern town of Foz.

A graduate in linguistics from the Complutense University of Madrid, Castro began her literary career at the age of 17 with the publication of her book of poetry Odisea definitiva: libro póstumo.

In 1986, she was awarded the inaugural Hiperion Poetry Prize for Los versos del eunuco.

Two of her novels – El secreto de la lejía and La segunda mujer – won the 2001 Azorín Prize and the 2006 Biblioteca Breve Prize, respectively.

Castro currently lives in Madrid, where she works as a newspaper columnist.


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