CRISTIAN CRUSAT (1983) was born in Spain, being himself both Spanish and Dutch. Crusat 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” (Pre-Textos, 2006) “Tranquilos en tiempo de guerra” (Pre-Textos, 2010), “Breve teoría del viaje y el desierto” (Pre-Textos, 2011), which obtained the «Manuel Llano Internacional Prize 2010» and the «European Union Prize for Literature 2013», and “Solitario empeño” (Pre-Textos, 2015). His essay “Vidas de vidas” (Páginas de Espuma, 2015) was awarded the Málaga Prize of Essay 2014, whose jury emphasized the quality and the originality of Crusat’s monograph study as he achieved to review, to recover and to revitalise a non-visible tradition in the Hispanic Literature.
Crusat has seen his essays, translations and articles on literature published in a wide range of Spanish and international journals, such as Hispanic Research Journal, Revista de Occidente, Das Magazin, Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos, Punto de partida, Litoral and RevistAtlántica. Cristian Crusat also edited and translated “El deseo de lo único. Teoría de la ficción”, the critical essays of the French writer Marcel Schwob (Páginas de Espuma, 2012). He has recently been included in the anthology “Cuento español actual. 1992-2012″ (Cátedra, 2014). He has taught and conducted research in Spain, France, The Netherlands and Morocco. He is currently teaching at Georgetown University (USA).