Ida Vitale is a poet, translator, teacher, literary critic and Uruguayan essayist, born in Montevideo on November 2, 1923.
He studied Humanities and was a professor of literature in Uruguay until he had to go into exile in 1973 because of the military dictatorship of his country.
It is part of the artistic movement called “Generation of 45” and represents essentialist poetry. On April 23, 2019 he received the Cervantes Prize, presented by the kings of Spain at the University of Alcalá.
He has also previously received other awards; Octavio Paz Award (2009) the Alfonso Reyes Award (2014), the Reina Sofía Award (2015), the Federico García Lorca International Poetry Award (2016) and the Max Jacob Award (2017).