José Corredor-Matheos (b. 1929) graduated with a degree in law, but never practiced, working instead as editor for the publishing house Espasa-Calpa. He is known as a poet and art critic. He has published multiple books of poetry, most recently Desolación y vuelo, Poesía reunida (2011), and has received numerous awards: the Premio Boscán de Poesía for Poema para un nuevo libro in 1961, the Premio Nacional de Poesía for El don de la ignorancia in 2005, and the Cuidad de Barcelona prize for Un pez que va por el jardín in 2008. His translations won him the Premio Nacional de Traducción entre Lenguas Españolas for the bilingual anthology of Poesía catalane contemporánea in 1984. He also has published work on contemporary art, architecture, and design, for which he won the 1993 Premi d’Arts Plàstiques from the Generalitat de Cataluña, the Medalla de Oro of the Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, and was honored as Académico Correspondiente of the Real Academia de Belles Artes of San Fernando and Académico de Honor of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes of San Jorge. He lives in Barcelona.