(Translation by a machine) Morales Lomas is president of the Andalusian Association of Writers and Literary Critics. Castellana Professor of Language and Literature. Doctor of Philology. Degree in Law and Philosophy. Professor, University of Malaga. Columnist in various media. Literary critic in newspapers and magazines: Drivers Generation, Estafeta Literaria, Chimera, Turia, Canente, Reading and Sign, Humanistic Studies, Analecta Malacitana, Fictions, lavender, Outside the Walls, Entreri, three banks, Paper Literary, Cuadernos del Sur , Tierra de nadie, La Opinión literature ... Member of University of Malaga. He specializes in the lyric of Valle-Inclan and contemporary literature. He has spoken at conferences of Spanish literature and has been included, among others, in The Encyclopedia of Andalusia and in many studies of contemporary literature, the most recent: International Book Fair of Guadalajara. Andalusia. Landscapes and words. Authors Guide, Andalusia countryside. Literature and Art, Literature in Spain. Storytellers of the twentieth century Andalusian poets Thirty current; Spanish Poetry (1975-2001); 21 last. Conversations with Andalusian poets, Poetry living in Andalusia and Objective: The Word. It is part of the Advisory Board of the journal Entreri (Granada) and the Editorial Zumaya, and the Editorial Board of The engineer of the Generation of Literary Canente and Paper (digital magazine supplement of Diario Málaga). Jury in literary competitions. Among others is President of the Jury Prize and Critics Andalusia has been president of the Jury of Novice Writers Award granted by the Junta de Andalucía and president of the International Prize stories stories Encarna Lion (Melilla), Jury Award for narrative Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (Valencia), Andalusian poetry in Fondón ... It has been translated into several languages. Among other awards has been

  • Finalist in the National Literature Prize (Essay) in 2006 with his work Narrative of the century Andalusia.
  • Finalist in 1998, 1999 and 2002 Critics Prize with Anniversary of the Word, the Temptation of air and Ballad of Motlawa; and Andalucía Critics Award in 1998.
  • Joaquin Guichot Prize of the Ministry of Education.
  • Journalism Award from the Ministry of Economy.
  • Doña Mencia de Salcedo Award for 2002 by the theater play A squat in your heart.
  • Writer invited by the International Book Fair of Guadalajara (Mexico) in 2006 for the "Invitation of Honor of Andalusia."
  • Included in the General Encyclopedia of Andalusia. Volume XII (Junta de Andalucía-Unicaja, Caja Granada-Cajasol-Cajasur).
  • Writer invited the Institute Bain de Bretagne (France) in 1999.

Morales Lomas

(Translation by a machine) Francisco Morales Lomas (Morales Lomas) was born on July 26, 1957, at 6 am, at number 13 in the Plaza of the Legion of Campillo de Arenas, a town of three thousand inhabitants of the province of Jaén, close to the mountains of the region of Sierra Sur. A mountain village (famous for being the home of Puerto Carter) in which forest land, permanent pasture and thyme, esparto alternate throughout the west and north of the municipality and where natural sites are abundant, highlighting swamp near Quiebrajano and Cañada de las Hazadillas. Their main occupation is that of a grove. Located right in the middle of the road between Jaen and Granada, a symbolic space in the whole process that has seen his work and is of overwhelming importance in the novel The Long March. Lomas Morales sign is Leo, and as those born in this sign, is a runner, friend to his friends and idealistic born.

Campillo de Arenas

His parents were Antonio Morales Pérez Ramos, military, and Lomas Dolores Aguilar, a homemaker. Eldest in a family of four brothers, Antonio, Andrés and José Joaquín. Antonio began studying electronics but in the end would have a setting related to hotels and restaurants; Andrew did a degree in law, and after a short practice, adopted a competition as a professor for Media Education and Joseph Joachim, the youngest, carried out Bachelor of Pharmacy. After a short time would be working in a hospital inspector of Pharmacy and Health provincial coordinator in the province of Badajoz. The first years of life spent in Lomas Morales Moraira and Calpe (Alicante) where his father was stationed with constant visits to Campillo de Arenas linked to the holiday periods of Christmas and Easter. Always tell Lomas Morales Campillo de Arenas was the games, friends and contact with the adventure of every sign.


His maternal grandfather, Joaquin Montes Lomas, what the field was small and taught him that special contact with nature, his paternal grandfather, Francisco Morales Ramos, will teach the rudiments of lyrical troubadour singer and accomplished amateur, Francisco had a lot of facility for the lyrics and if I had creative writing would surely have been a poet, but he was a poet of the people. For a long time before his death, remembered her grandmother, Carmen Aguilar Olmo, who told stories to the fireside and earned him the space for storytelling. But these early years were characterized by a synthesis between the Mediterranean Sea in Calpe and Moraira and the Sierra Mágina. A perfect synthesis which often will be reflected in all his work: Mountain severity and truculence, irony and madness of the sea.

Con su hermano Antonio


Three years after his father Antonio prompt transfer to The Alpujarra and for three years Sorvilán live in a village from which to contemplate her great passion: the sea. His special facility enables you to watch the ships that sailed the Mediterranean and its isolation in the mountains of Granada that allowed constant contact with nature, solitude and gruesome stories are always told in the mountain villages. Remember that period in some of his works, the sunsets at sea and the dialogues with the village priest who became a kind of spiritual guidance. But above all, the stories told by the locals, very close to Romanticism: ghosts, hanged witches ...


A la edad de siete años

Con su hermano Antonio

The age of five, and six nearby, reach a new destination in this journey ran from childhood, Durcal (Rocío site, the singer), a village near Granada from which it is just seventeen miles and how far a tram that took more than an hour and a half to make the trip. Dúrcal and child is conscious and definitive. Her river was permanent meeting place near their habitats, their sources of water, nature built the rationale for future literary writer. If Campillo, where they came and went without interruption, and which was permanently attached, had been the early childhood, Dúrcal is definitely the game to children accomplished and mature.


There every Sunday attending the cinema and saw the great works of that time, the great films of Cecil B. De Mille, the big blockbusters to which was so driven and Indian films. I always went to roost and it was not alien to the trouble which was then mounted there. He studied the town's mayor, the teacher, who was the father of her best friend, died last time in Colombia with only forty years. The game takes up much of their activity and the cinema. Winter evenings often put Laurel and Hardy films with singular skill set in one of the poems Anniversary of the word. Someday that education was marked by Fascist era, when a teacher, by the mere fact that said something with a partner, to his admonition was given a cake such that he opened a cut on his forehead.


During these years there was an event that marked Francisco: spread by the people the idea that his father had fired on a civilian guard and killed him. Then he knew it was a montage of the vox populi, but for a long time he thought his father would go to jail and this was a matter of deep anguish and pain. There he made his first steps as an altar boy, an idea that his father suggested the possibility that credited to the minor seminary, but later dismissed. The influence of the field and nature is essential in these years.

Morales Lomas en 1972


At nine, he made the entrance exam in Granada Institute Father Suarez and began studying the Bachelor of Progressive Academy Street Inns. And shortly after his father moved to this city. This shift from rural to urban was a heavy blow to the child who was suddenly locked in a narrow and dilapidated street in the heart of the city, the street Candiota (to be title and scene of one of his novels) , and University Square, where thirty years earlier had been arrested Lorca ... Unaware that those same years, his future wife lived through those same streets. I just never entirely suited to the city and for many years felt a deep longing for freedom once associated with childhood and contact with nature. Granada caused a break with children, their final advance. Candiota The novel, in this sense, it has important symbolic value. It did not bode well with the city for while unloading the furniture from the truck (which will be starring in one of his poems Anniversary of the word) some children will give you a head stone that will open a deep gap, the allegorical wound he endured during the early years of attachment to the environment until it was gradually adapted to live in a city. Paquito was then a lonely boy who liked to explore the city alone, with friends, very few, who lived in Elvira and I played with occasionally in The Salesians, near the Royal Hospital. If during the elementary school was a mediocre student, we can not say the same for upper secondary school, which took place in the Minor Seminary, where he became the student with the best record of his class. During these years he frequently served as an altar boy until the year 1973 definitely suffered a crisis of religion and the church decided to leave permanently. It then became a voracious reader, especially assiduous Hall Public Library and a bookseller Elvira street selling used books and with whom he talked frequently.


He bought the publishing house Bruguera editions of older works that have large degrees of Dostoyevsky, Dante, Ovid, Catullus, Becquer ... and the Bible, a book he read with drafts over the years and which was also one of the great literature of mankind. At that time he met the professor of Latin Gaspar de la Chica Casinello which will become a great friend, counselor and teacher. During the summer, the Archbishop's Palace will Víznar translations with him, and read Livy, Catullus, Caesar, Cicero ... It will definitely be during the course 1973-1974, while at the Institute Manjón Father, when it will begin to discover the social events following the bombing in December Carrero Blanco 73. His commitment to the ideals of the Left was increasingly associated with the concepts of humanity of those who had been impregnated with the reading of the Bible. Of course at that time were Becquer and Juan Ramón Jiménez most read poets.

Emigrante en Francia 1977

Facultad de Filosofía y Letras 1974

This is one of the most important periods in the life of Lomas Morales has been reflected extensively in his work Candiota. Just turned seventeen entered the Faculty of Arts (Royal Hospital). By that time the dean was Professor Antonio Gallego Morell. The university will be meeting with freedom, politics, love and the process of forming a definitive individual in contact with the literature in one of the periods, the Spanish Transition, most important of the recent history of Spain. By then come into contact with a number of friends and students that over the years would become famous writers. Fernando de Villena be their friend and classmate at those early years, and is also related Lupiáñez José Antonio Ubago (editor of the imprint of the same name), Angel Moyano (founder of Port-Royal) though sporadically and with Antonio Enrique other young writers of that time as Antonio Carvajal, Enrique Morones, Javier Egea ... Antonio Carvajal by then had published several poems and spoke of him as one of the most promising writers. They will leave an important mark Professor Hernandez Vista would have liked to carry out studies of Classical Languages, a specialty to which aimed primarily, but in fourth grade change for Hispanic specialty. Azpitarte teachers know, Juan de Dios Luque, J. J. Lens, Andrés Soria (father), Antonio Sánchez Trigueros, Juan Alfredo Bellon, Emilio Orozco, Gregorio Salvador, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, who will have a seductive between her student teaching by then ... Also begin their studies at this university well-known writers as L. afterwards García Montero and were in the past few years and end up others like A. Jiménez Millán, Andrés Soria, Alvaro Salvador, Antonio Chicharro ... These were years of profound politicization at the University of Granada, no stranger to the process of change that lived in Spanish society. Thereafter sympathize with the PCE, but not ever come to be affiliated with this organization. It was a time of discovery, love and literature. It was in second race, the November 20, 1975, when the news of the death of Franco was one morning when suddenly appeared the Chief Executive, Arias Navarro, piteous face and not without theatrical gesture to say that the bird had flown the nest.


In 1976, an event of great importance in his life: his emigration to France to work during the months of September and October harvest. In this year will 1977 and 1978. Less by economic necessity and more by a need for knowledge, and an air intake stale unless he lived in Spanish society, deeply repressive, conservative, puritanical and hypocritical. France was in him an extraordinary change. It was actually an encounter with another world with a democratic culture in profound and liberal traditions. It was in those years when he could see Last Tango in Paris, before I could see the Spanish in Spain.


These were years of deep love that passed through his life without leaving many traces. One of the most, cause of many poems written in Spanish and then French was Vidauban Patricia, a young French woman of sixteen of which was hooked. Then come other and, in 1977, Pilar, who over the years would become his wife. During this year he made the thesis of Francisco Umbral directed by Professor Jose Antonio Fortes. And of course elected representative will be with Jose Valles during 1978. During this period many writings are brewing, some of them are still unpublished: The opposition, Rician and cartuentos, Stories, Francisco Umbral's narrative ... and begins to brew his first book as a process influenced by three key factors: the reading of César Vallejo, the poetry of Miguel Hernandez, the newest and experience working as an immigrant in France.

En 1981

Arenys de Mar1983

Morales Lomas 1981

At twenty years, in July 1980, approves of Secondary Education examinations and in October he married Maria del Pilar Pérez Esteban in the church of Santa Ana in Granada. His first destination is Guadix. He meets some people of great intellectual prowess: Millán Santos, the narrator Miguel Arnas and marriage that had names of cartoon characters, as it was affectionately called Menchi and Moncho, two friendly scholars. She would eventually Director General of the Junta de Andalucia, Granada Delegate of Education and candidate for mayor of Granada by the PSOE, Carmen Garcia Raya, he, Ramon Garcia, an anarchist and bohemian, intellectual and fun. Extraordinary period of personal and geographical changes. Amazing experiences and discovery of the world.


In 1981 he published his first book Poems Andalusia, Bilbao, in the same editorial Gabriel Celaya was published a few years before one of his books. A work that had been developed in recent years, a compendium between the readings cited by César Vallejo, Miguel Hernandez and the Last Things, but also the change of destination: Barcelona opened a new world in its short existence. A cosmopolitan world, European and open to last until 1985. But above all, in November of this year 1981 is marked by the birth of his daughter Lorena Barcelona, which meant something important in your life.

Barcelona is another world. At first I wanted to lose touch with the University and was enrolled in the specialty of French language but leave to enter into a relationship with a group of intellectuals who met at the home of José Jurado Morales, the poet of Linares, creator with Max Aub during the Republic Binder Azor. Jurado Morales was a marvelous host and there was conceived, born and published his second book Trash of the heart, under the direction of poet Linares. A work that addressed the reasons for the big city under the influence of the Beat Generation American: Readings by Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, William Burroughs ... will be present in it.


Every Saturday he attended the gathering that Jurado Morales ran at his home in Conde de Borrell through which they passed Spain and Spanish intellectuals and writers were regulars where José Membrive, which eventually founded Ediciones Carena, the always vital and graceful Visi Beato, Esther intelligent Bartolomé Pons, Vicente Cernudian corner, the great sonneteer Almería José Carreta, Cholla Esteban Conde, José Mateo, Victor ... A period of great personal wealth and knowledge of a reality quite different: the big city.



Tertulia Azor Barcelona 1984

Malaga come to meet passenger and nearly definitive on this path so far relieved that allowed him to visit many places of the Spanish territory, he was also a reunion with friends like Mari and Luis Antonio Espejo-Saavedra. And just after arriving as a big announcement, they had their second and beloved son Julian in 1986. Get in touch with Francisco Peralta (who was recommended José Jurado Morales in Barcelona), Antonio García Velasco, Rafael Alcalá and Pedro Cascales, with those who participated in some literary magazines such as Literary Galera ... His contribution as a critic since then usual and work sporadically over the years in the newspaper Sur, in whose pages write opinion columns in Tribune Malagueña and Diario 16, also in some literary magazines.


He began his law studies at the University of Malaga and into politics by joining the party of Ramon Tamames, Progressive Federation, as part of Izquierda Unida-Call Andalusia. This game will be secretary of organization and be part of the Provincial Policy Committee UI-CA on behalf of the Progressive Federation. Then meet her good friend Felipe Candel Foj. Time of intense political activity that allows you to intervene in ongoing acts of training as leaders Julio Anguita, Carlos Hernández Pezzi, Antonio Romero, Inocencio Fernandez ...


At that time, also known Torés Alberto (which is a good friend ever since) and Jose Gaitan and will become part of the Editorial Board of the journal Canente participating in the process of gestation of it until his disappearance and the century. The result of this friendship will be the publication of his work in the library Azalea Canente-Books. It is affiliated to the Federation of Teaching UGT and for two years will take care of the Ministry of Education.

Con Pilar, mi mujer en 1992

Con mi hijo Julián en 1991

Morales Lomas con Miguel Hernández

Abandon any political and legal activities that motivated him to work as an intern for a year. Gets the chair of Castilian language and literature. It is the period that definitely focuses his literary activity and emerges as a great literary creation cycle in several areas: narrative, journalism, poetry, drama, essay and literary criticism. They begin their classes at the University of Malaga. It appears much of his literary production and focuses entirely on the creation and testing part of many projects such as the Group literary around Málaga Málaga Journal, Entreparéntesis Group, part of several journal editorial boards and advisory councils as The driver of the generation, Canente, Paper Literary Entreri ... or built around the Andalusian Association of Writers and Literary Critics led by Antonio Hernandez, who will pass the baton and in 2006 and since then it will be its chairman. Or recent arrival at Ateneo de Málaga as Vocal Literature.


These were years of great literary and social activity to help you learn from writers like Reina Campos, José García Pérez, Aurora Luque, José Antonio Mesa Toré Jose Sarria, Manuel Alcántara, Rafael Ballesteros, Antonio Garrido Moraga, Julio Neira, Antonio García Velasco Antonio Jiménez Millán, Francisco Ruiz Noguera, Carlos Benítez Villodres, Rafael Avila, Eduardo Vila, Juan Gaitan, Guillermo Busutil, Rafael de Cózar, Rosa Diaz, Antonio J. Quesada, Antonio Gomez Yebra ... and much more.


Jurado Premio Andalucía de la Crítica

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