Guillermo Rodriguez - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

Bio

Guillermo Rodríguez is the founding director of Casa de la India, a pioneering cultural centre in Spain that has become a model for India’s cultural diplomacy abroad. A passionate traveller, he lived in South India in the 1990s and specialised in Indian literary criticism and modern Indian poetry in English, obtaining a PhD in English from the University of Kerala and the University of Valladolid. He has published critical works on Indian literature and culture in India, Spain, France, U.K., Germany and Poland, and is the author of When Mirrors Are Windows: A View of AK Ramanujan’s Poetics (OUP, 2016). In 2012, he was awarded the Friendship Award by the Government of India for his contribution to Indo-Spanish cultural relations.