Instituto Cervantes New York
Cristian Crusat (1983) was born in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain, the son of a Spanish father and a Dutch mother and has lived in France, Morocco, and The Netherlands. He received his M.A. in Literature Studies from the Complutense University of Madrid and his M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the International University Menéndez Pelayo of Santander and the Cervantes Institute. Additionally, he has completed his PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Amsterdam. Crusat is the author of Estatuas (2006) Tranquilos en tiempo de guerra (2010), Breve teoría del viaje y el desierto (2011) and Solitario empeño (2015). Crusat has also been included in the anthology Cuento español actual 1992-2012 (2014). In 2010, Crusat was awarded the Manuel Llano Internacional Prize, and in 2013 the European Union Prize for Literature. Additionally, his essay Vidas de vidas (2015) was awarded the Málaga Prize of Essay in 2014. His essays, translations, and articles on literature have been published in a wide range of Spanish and Latin American journals, such as Revista de Occidente, Letra Internacional, Punto de partida and RevistAtlántica. In 2012, Cristian Crusat also edited and translated El deseo de lo único. Teoría de la ficción, the critical essays of the French writer Marcel Schwob. He teaches the Spanish language and literature abroad.