Cristian Crusat (1983) was born in Spain, being himself both Spanish and Dutch. Crusat received his M.A. in Literature from the Complutense University of Madrid and his M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the International University Menéndez Pelayo in 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), which obtained the Manuel Llano Internacional Prize 2010 and the European Union Prize for Literature 2013, and Solitario empeño (2015). His essay Vidas de vidas (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 revitalize a non-visible tradition in 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, Letra Internacional, 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 (2012). He has recently been included in the anthology Cuento español actual. 1992-2012 (2014). He has taught and conducted research in Spain, France, The Netherlands and Morocco.